Edu: Group worries over students’ poor performance in WAEC exams

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The Afenifere Renewal Group has expressed
concern over the poor performance of students
in the results recently released by the West
African Examination Council (WAEC) nationwide.
The Chairman of the Group, Mr Olawole Osun,
expressed the concerrn in an interview with the
State House correspondents shortaly after a visit
to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in
Abuja on Tuesday.
Reports indicate that only 38 per cent of the
students obtained five credits in the
examination.
Osun described the result as very poor even in
the South West, and urged the Federal
government to hands off secondary education
for improved efficiency.
He said that it would be good if the Federal
Government reviewed the educational policies in
the country.
"It will be necessary of course for the Federal
Government to look at the educational system,
the educational policies that are conducive and
likely to raise the standard of performance.
"Because, in any case, when you talk of
empowerment that is the best empowerment
that you can give to our children.
"And it is necessary that we look at education
from the angle of devolution of powers so that
the Federal Government divests itself from
direct participation in secondary education,
focusing on tertiary education and laying down
essential policies and allowing the federating
units to focus on those levels of education,
vocational, secondary such that you can have a
greater efficiency at that level.''
The Afenifere chieftain also stressed the need
to ensure devolution of powers in other sectors.
According to him, this will allow the federating
units to participate at levels at which they are
much more efficient to handle projects as well
as handle issues that affect the well-being of
the citizens.
Commenting on the outcome of the visit, Osun
said that the vice president was pleased with
the concern raised by the group on how to
raise the standard of secondary education.
He said that the group was assured of the
Federal Government's determination to prioritise
education.

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