The Executive Governor of Yobe State, Mai-Mala Buni, has condemned the continuous poor performance of students of the state in all the secondary school leaving examinations.
According to the Governor, Yobe state has consistently trailed behind other states in WAEC and NECO examinations since 2015 to date.
Gov. Buni, who had earlier declared a state of emergency on primary and secondary schools in the state, stated that his new administration will focus on how to reverse the ugly occurences.
The Governor of the state made the remark at the opening of a two-day education summit targeted at reworking the existing policies that will engender a better learning environment in public schools.
“For all our investments in education over the years, for all the effort of teachers and parents across the state, a lot still remains to be done. Our education system is still not where it is supposed to be. We still have so much work to do.
“First, we all know that the performance of a majority of Yobe students in various national examinations, including SSCE and NECO, is not very impressive. Second, because of the often-dismal performance of students at the primary and secondary school levels, Yobe has remained unable to fill our quotas in various institutions of learning and in significant areas of specialisation, such as medicine, computer science and engineering.
“Given these challenges, there is an urgent need to address them holistically,” Governor Buni stated.
“This is why this summit is very important. I am confident that all the stakeholders gathered here today will help in charting the way forward for us,” he added.