The Executive Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Yahaya, has lamented the failure of students from the state to meet the entry requirements into tertiary institutions across the country.
The governor has, however, vowed to reverse the trend by repositioning the current educational status of the state from the bottom to an appreciable height.
This was communicated in a press release which was made available to journalists by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ismaila Uba Misilli.
He made it known that the governor made the vow at the 5th annual general meeting of the Old Students’ Association of the Government Secondary School, Gombe.
The Governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, said, “All over the world, governments have the fundamental responsibility of ensuring positive development of their citizenry and this can only be achieved through provision of qualitative education.
“Gombe State has a considerable number of potential candidates for admission into tertiary institutions and government must give them necessary support to actualise their dreams.
“We must therefore take urgent decisive measures to reverse this trend by ensuring that those saddled with the task of training these children in schools are in proper frame of mind and qualified to teach”.
He called on Parents Teachers’ Associations ans school-based management committees to complement government efforts of ensuring that henceforth products from Gombe State schools compete favourably with their peers across the country and even beyond.