DIRECTOR OF NAVAL EDUCATION HOPES FOR GOOD OUTING IN 2012 WASSCE
Impressed with the performance of a former student of Naval Secondary School, Ojo, who placed third among 1.5million candidates and went home with WAEC National Distinction/Merit award, the Director of Naval Education, Commodore I.M. Mankilik has expressed hope of a better performance in the 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Mankilik, who disclosed this at the First Inter House Sports competition of Naval Officers Wives Association(NOWA) Secondary School, Navy Town, Lagos at the weekend said aside Kanayo Uduani Nwigbo, who was honoured for her outstanding performance with eight A1s, there were eight other high flyers with good results in the 2012 WASSCE.
According to him, 90 per cent of the students in the Naval schools recorded five credits and above, adding, 'results of our students at Port Harcourt and Abeokuta were outstanding, while Calabar presented its first set for the school examination.'
The director, who was positive of a better outing in 2012, stressed that 'the future is bright, we have prepared the students well for the exam. One of our students came third out of over 1.5million candidates, we want to maintain the standard. Now that we have found ourselves on top, we will like to better the performance or maintain it.'
He also revealed that in the next academic session, two new secondary schools would commence academic activities in September in Oyo and Ondo states adding that he would ensure quality and better academic performance.
Mankilik described teachers as the cornerstone of educating the children even as he pledged to add value to the education of the kids as well as focus on staff development by investing in training of teachers. The wife of the Chief of Naval Staff and NOWA National President, Hajia Aminat Ibrahim, who was represented by Mrs. E.I. Oladimeji, said education gave students the opportunity to find their feet.She appreciated parents for supporting the school to achieve excellence.
Ibrahim said: 'A child in a learning environment is expected to be thoroughly educated and be equipped physically, mentally and intellectually. I assure you that NOWA will continue to support you and make the school a better place for learning.'