FG Stops Partial Release Of Results By Examination Bodies

Source: FIRAUNA GOWASH - thewillnigeria.com
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JOS, Sept 29, (THEWILL) - The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered all examination bodies in Nigeria to stop the partial release of results. The ministry said henceforth all results must be released at once.

Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education, Professor O Alabi gave the order at the 72nd plenary meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE) holding in Jos where delegates and education stakeholders from the 36 states of the federation including the FCT are deliberating on the way forward for the education sector in the country.

Professor Alabi at the meeting which has the theme "Re-positioning Technical and Vocational Education for Wealth Creation", stated that the Federal Ministry of Education has observed with dismay the decay in the education sector and therefore taken steps to reposition the sector in order to achieve time-bound national and global goals.

He said; "A major recurring challenge in the Nigerian education system is the abysmal performances of students in public examinations, this is obviously symptomatic of an ailing education sector and it requires urgent diagnosis and solutions by various stakeholders.

"The Vision 20:2020 document specifically states that greater attention would be given to technical, vocational education and training in order to improve skilled manpower to operate, maintain and sustain the nation’s economic activities for rapid socio-economic development."

Declaring the event open, Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang represented by his Commissioner for Education, Professor Angela Miri said the only asset any responsible government could give its citizens is education yet the decay in the system poses a serious impediment to the sector.

"Education is an instrument of national development and we all have a responsibility to ensure a reliable, stable and functional educational system in the country hence, with the collective efforts of all stakeholders, we should be able to change things in the nation for the better so that the nation can reach her desired height," Angela Miri said.