To achieve excellent results, especially in external examinations, principals and teachers in Ogun State have been enjoined to be dedicated and impart qualitative knowledge on students, as government would ensure a unified curriculum in the West African Examination and National Examination Council Syllabus.
The Special Adviser to the Government on Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo stated this while declaring open a day workshop organised for English and Mathematics Teachers, by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, with the theme “Improving Students Academic Performance in External Examinations”, held at Lisabi Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
Mrs. Soyombo noted that the dwindling education standard had in recent time led to mass failure of students, saying, the Dapo Abiodun led administration was determined to revive the education sector, which necessitated the regular training programmes for schools in the State.
“It has come to our notice that many at times, the difference in the various curricular most often than not, confuse the students which affects their performance at the terminal state. It is pertinent to note that education is about learning and acquiring knowledge and serve as bedrock to national development. Teachers will continue to constitute the single most important input to the process.
“I will like to reiterate that the Ogun State Government, under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun, remains unabated in providing the where-withal for Sustainable education in the state’’, Soyombo stated.
She added that principals should collaborate with teachers to develop the schools, as she observed that students’ failure in the past was premised on teachers and parents’ laxity to train their wards in the right direction.
In her speech, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye disclosed that the workshop would acquaint participants with evolving teaching skills to transform and elevate students’ academically.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Teaching Service Commission, Mrs. Mojisola Dosunmu, represented by the Director of Information, Mr. Kehinde Onasanya said, English and Mathematics were vital subjects that determine students’ performances, commending the Government for its determination to revamp the education sector.
She encouraged the teachers to justify government’s investment in education by rededicating themselves to duty to upgrade standard of education in the State.
The resource persons informed that teachers should embrace tolerance in handling their students and identify their strengths and weaknesses in order to achieve excellent performance.