Ekiti Tops National Examination Performance Ranking
The feat triggered a visit to the state’s governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose by stakeholders in the education sector in Ekiti State, including members of the all Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools.
The various leaders of the sectors described the feat achieved by the State as a manifestation of Governor Fayose’s proactive steps to reposition and improve the standard of education in the state.
At the inception of Fayose’s administration on October 16, 2014, the government expressed so much concern about the deteriorating standard of education in the state.
In 2015, Governor Fayose introduced the Ekiti Education Summit where critical stakeholders in the educational sector came together to address the issues affecting the sector and proffer a lasting solution.
At the end of the summit resolutions were passed in which the Governor gave an immediate directive for its implementation.
One year down the lane, Ekiti became first in the just released result
of the National Examination Council with 96.48 performance in the body’s ranking.
The principals of secondary schools also urged Governor Fayose to sustain the success.
The Chairman, School Base Management Committee, Sylvester Adeyanju, also commended Governor Fayose for his efforts.
Governor fayose in his remarks, dedicated the state’s success at the
NECO examination to all teachers in the state.
NECO had on September 16 released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
It said 88.51% of the candidates obtained five credit pass and above, including English Language and General Mathematics.
The Registrar and CEO of NECO, Professor Charles Uwakwe, announced the release of the results on Friday in Minna, Niger State’s capital in north-central Nigeria.
He noted that there was a 20% increase in the general performance of candidates in 2016, as compared with 2015.
The Registrar said that 905,011 of the 1,022,474 students that sat for the examination in Nigeria and other countries got five credits and above while 84.54% got credit pass and above in English Language and 80.16% obtained credit pass and above in General Mathematics.