Wednesday, 15 August 2012


  The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools has called for a national Summit on education in order to address persistence failure of students at the national examinations.

  It will be recalled that in the last four years, the performance of students at the 
West African Examination Council, National Examination Council among others has been nothing to right home about. Not only this, the recent West African Examination Council follow the same line with mass failure of students.

  Speaking with newsman in  Abeokuta, Ogun State,  the chairman of Academic Staff Union  of Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Comrade Tunde Folarin recommended a national education summit where all stakeholders will discuss the way out of the problem.

  He stated that this remained the only avenue to develop  strategic plans for all sector of education in the state noting that  various unions in the primary and secondary education must be carried along in the process of revive the sector from immediate collapse.

On the unified examination adopted for the pupils and students of public schools in the state by the government, Comrade Folarin decried the non-involvement of key stakeholders and education unions in the process by the state government adding that this account for various lapses being encountered in the conduct of the examinations.

  He commended the initiative of Senator Ibikunle Amosun administration at repositioning the education sector in the state adding that the union would continue to support any initiative aimed at uplifting the standard of education in the state.

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