The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed disappointment over the poor performances in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) by Students in Abuja public schools.
A statement issued by Muhammad Hazat Sule, Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, quoted the minister as saying that the FCT administration will partner the National Teachers Institute (NTI) to reverse the downward fall in the standard of education in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Speaking on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 while receiving a delegation from the National Teachers’ Institute Kaduna led by its Director General, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu, the Minister expressed disappointment with the performance of FCT students in the public examinations.
“A few weeks ago, we sat down and looked at our overall education system here and the statistics we saw in terms of performance of the students at the primary and secondary school level was really very disappointing in terms of successes in the two major examinations of WAEC and NECO,” Bello said.
The Minister, who said the history of the NTI is a very positive one, added that it is one of the government institutions in the country that has a big success story.
Malam Bello urged the management team of the Institute to continue to build on the legacy left behind by its founding fathers, which has made the Institute successful.
The Director-General of NTI, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu commended the FCT Administration for making available to them facilities in its public schools to be used as training centres for the prospecting teachers in the zone.
He therefore solicited for more cooperation between the administration and the Institute in order to enable the organization to perform the functions for which the Federal Government established it.