Following the success of Ekiti State Students in the result of Senior Secondary School Certificate Exams conducted by National Examinations Council (NECO), the Ekiti State Government and the All Progressive Congress (APC) are both claiming the success of the feat by the students.
While revealing the secrets behind the outstanding performance, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti attributed the success to the immense efforts he has put in supporting education in the state, said it was a heart warming development. He added that his administration has so far committed a total of N411.7m to paying a total of 5,130 core subject teachers under the new scheme.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said the students’ feat was an indication that efforts of his administration to reposition education in the state was already yielding results.
He said the governor was particularly happy that no fewer than 37% of the state candidates that sat for WAEC in 2016 had minimum of five credits including English and Mathematics while similar feat was recorded in 2015.
On the other hand, the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti has attributed the emergence of the state with the best performance in the National Examination Council result released to immediate past governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
In a press statement, the party said the feat was due to the sound education policy by former Governor Kayode Fayemi, “which provided incentives for good learning environment and provision of educational items that enhanced learning among the students.”
The state’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, explained that Fayemi while in office called an education summit to develop a roadmap for quality education, which he implemented to the letter.
“The foundation laid by the administration created environment for learning as never before, resulting in the latest incredible performance by the students. The current success did not happen overnight but the result of long planning by Fayemi between 2011 and 2014.
“Fayemi gave a laptop to each child that exposed them to study online and eradicated miracle centres while providing incentive to teachers, including renovation of schools to enhance good learning environment, and also approved special allowances for core subjects and rural postings for teachers.
“Fayemi’s giant strides in education made Ekiti one of the three states in the federation that benefitted from the World Bank’s $50m State Education Programme Investment Project.
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