Mass failure in the last WAEC exam has been a source of concern to the Federal Government. The Federal Government is taking steps to revive the trend.
The poor results recorded in the last Senior Secondary School Certificate examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council has been a source of concern to the federal government, the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has disclosed.
In a bid to check mass failure among students in general examinations under the West African Examination Council and National Examination Council, the federal government has said that it would boost the inspectorate division of the Ministry of Education.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who disclosed this at the 50th anniversary and 22nd convocation ceremony of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, at the weekend, said “To remedy this situation, government has taken steps to improve on the capability of the Inspectorate Division of the federal ministry of Education to enable it monitor the quality of teaching and facilities available in our secondary schools.”
The Minister further disclosed that in addition, government is working out modalities for regular training and retraining of teachers through various short term courses, workshops and seminars.
He therefore commended the achievements of the present management of the polytechnic, saying, “I am aware and pleased that Auchi Polytechnic has a well developed entrepreneurial curriculum and has commissioned an entrepreneurial village for skills’ acquisition with the sole purpose of producing job creators and not job seekers.”
In his speech, the special Guest of honour at the occasion and governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Eric Oshiomhole, congratulated the honourable minister of education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, for the exemplary leadership he has brought into the nation’s educational sector, adding that his fresh idea is already helping to stabilise Nigeria’s education system.