Gombe declares state of emergency in education

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has expressed his administration’s readiness to rejig basic education in the state to boost the performance of students across all levels.

He stated this on Monday, while reviewing the performance of Gombe students, who participated in the 2019 May/June WASSCE.

The Governor noted that it was shameful and depressing to see students in the state perform woefully in national examinations.

He declared a state of emergency in the education sector with immediate effect.

 He said, “The rating reflects the systemic and steady decay in the education sector triggered especially by the immediate past administration’s shameless relegation of education, one of the pillars of development of any society, to the background and turning a blind eye while the quality of basic education in the state declined consistently to the point that the state has remained in the bottom 10 of ranking consistently.”
He, however, declared that his administration will do everything within its powers to improve the performance of Gombe students, starting with a total overhaul of the basic education system in the state.

“Gombe state has a considerable number of potential candidates for admission into tertiary institutions but they lack the ability to meet admission requirements to actualise their dreams. We will take urgent and decisive measures to reverse the ugly trend.

“This administration has come up with short, medium and long term strategies that will fast track the process of repositioning the education sector and raising the position of the state among its peers in terms of passing rate.

“We have strengthened the state’s partnerships with relevant government agencies, development partners and donor agencies in our quest to improve the quality of education and enforce performance standard,” he added.
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