Out-of-school youngsters report deceptive, politically motivated – A'Ibom govt

The state authorities of Akwa Ibom has described latest studies of the prevalence of out-of-school youngsters within the state as deceptive, mischievous and politically motivated.

One report claimed that Akwa Ibom had a prevalence of out-of-school youngsters, whereas one other ranked the state’s achievement within the West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination.

However in an announcement launched in Uyo on Thursday, Training Commissioner Ms Idongesit Etiebet stated the report was false and fictitious because it was not from the West African Board of Examiners.

In accordance with the Commissioner, the stated report doesn’t mirror the state’s progress within the sector over the previous seven years, and the spectacular efficiency of scholars in ultimate exams within the state.

The assertion has been partially learn,” Akwa Ibom has 3,129,200 faculty youngsters in public and by the federal government accredited non-public colleges. These schoolchildren are successfully housed in 2826 private and non-private colleges within the state.

“This spectacular variety of faculty youngsters is clearly a product of the schooling grasp plan of the federal government of Governor Udom Emmanuel, which has resulted in improved services and the employment of extra academics in colleges, in addition to speedy funds from salaries and different advantages for academics throughout the state.”

Mrs. Etiebet additional hinted that the state at present operates a free, obligatory and high quality major schooling program, making it obligatory for each little one of faculty age to attend faculty throughout faculty hours.

The assertion added: Insurance policies supported by the state’s Youngsters’s Rights Act make it a prison offense for folks and guardians whose youngsters are caught hanging out throughout faculty hours. Training screens, unfold throughout the three senate districts, preserve compliance every day by means of day by day patrol drills.

“The state authorities additionally pays WAEC and NABTEB charges for all college students in public excessive colleges within the state, which incur N1bn (one billion Naira) yearly and in addition pay grants of

to 200 naira per little one, per semester to all public major and secondary colleges respectively, to discourage all types of covert accusations by faculty leaders.

“In mild of this, it may be clearly seen and acknowledged that Akwa Ibom is on the high of schooling and couldn’t have been the identical state as such abominable figures of out-of-school youngsters may very well be related to one another.

“Equally, we need to categorically debunk the false efficiency rankings of the West African Faculty Certificates Examination which have been circulating on social media. This false rating of states in Nigeria is clearly not from the West African Examination Board and completely not needed be taken critically.

“It must be famous that WAEC has not but absolutely launched all the outcomes of its 2022 investigation and as such the states’ efficiency rankings spat out on social media are clear As well as, the West African Examination Board has confirmed that it has not and has by no means revealed state efficiency evaluation.

“College students in thrilling courses within the state have improved of their The latest outcomes of the O’stage exams within the nation reveals that Akwa Ibom college students achieved the perfect outcomes with considered one of them Grasp Valor Mbre Inyang scoring an A in all topics in nationwide and worldwide exams he wrote.

“We urge most of the people to disregard these mischievous and apparently politically motivated studies.”

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