Fayemi Bans Use Of English At Traditional Events

 

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has banned the use of the English Language as a means of communication during any traditional event in the state.

The governor gave the directive on Monday in Ado-Ekiti during the First Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum.

He said it has now become an offence for anyone to communicate in the English Language during traditional events anywhere in the state.

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Fayemi, who was represented at the event by the Head of Service Mr Deji Ajayi insisted that culture must be promoted and preserved, and speaking in Yoruba language and Ekiti dialects at traditional fora will be a necessary step in that direction.

“From today, henceforth, the government has banned the speaking of English in any cultural programme. Whoever that will participate in any traditional programme must speak Yoruba or our dialect.

In the primary school teachers’ recruitment exercise we advertised recently, we wanted to employ 1,100 teachers and over 19,000 had applied on our website. This shows that the government must develop the skills and capacities of our youths to be able to be on their own.

“We are going to organise Ekiti State Festival of Arts and Culture in December this year to enhance our capacities in crafts, dancing, weaving and other vocational areas of arts.

“We should not forget to teach our children those values that will make Ekiti to remember their heritage and sustain our culture as a people.”

Fayemi said that the government would build a new traditional rulers’ Secretariat for monarchs in the state to make them more active and functional.

Ekiti Tops National Examination Performance Ranking

Fayose,Committee Report, Welfare Of TeachersA ranking of the National Examination Council (NECO) in the last June/July 2016 senior secondary students’ examination showed that Ekiti topped the other states in Nigeria.

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.

NECO Records Great Improvement In 2016 SSCE

NECO SSCEThe National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

NECO says 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 disclosed 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.

He, however, said that 194 schools were involved in mass cheating while 14 schools had been derecognised by NECO for examination malpractice, even as 76 subjects were examined.

Professor Uwakwe decried the rates at which schools were involved in malpractices and cheating and warned that any school caught would be derecognised.

He attributed the increased performance of students in the examination to the contributions from NECO staff and his predecessors, who he said had laid a good foundation and the seriousness of the students.

The NECO boss stated further that the examination body would not reduce its standard in any way, especially as it intended to make its mark in the global assessment industry.

“I want to solicit for support from all our stakeholders.

“NECO should be seen as a Nigerian baby that requires the care and support of all, to enable her attain that first class international status.

“We are working hard to ensure NECO makes her mark in the global assessment industry,” he said.

Professor Uwakwe asked the candidates to access their results on www.necoexams.com with their examination registration numbers.