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Published On: Wed, Aug 27th, 2014

WAEC: All hands must be on deck – chairman, Kano Task Force

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Reactions have continued to trail the recent mass failure recorded in the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results, which showed further decline in performance of students in the examination nationwide, as only about 529,425 candidates, representing 31.28 per cent obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics, out of 1,692,435 candidates who sat for the examination.

Reacting to the development, chairman, Kano State Task Force Committee on Private Schools, Baba Abubakar Umar, lamented the situation and suggested certain ways to tackle the problem

According to him, government, teachers and parents must cooperate on education in order to avoid recurrence. Adding that conducive atmosphere of learning must be created in the schools to enable the students have access to education facilities to enhance their performance.

Mr. Umar, who stated this while speaking with journalists recently in Kano, also attributed the problem to lack of monitoring of children’s education by parents.

He also suggested that qualified teachers, with Teachers Regulatory Council certificate should be available in the schools in order to have qualitative education.

His words: “If care is not taken next examination results could be worse than this. All hands must be on deck to tackle the problem. The government, parents and the students must cooperate with one another to achieve qualitative education and avoid recurrence of this problem.”


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