The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, has said that the State government was determined to stem the tide of poor performance of students in public secondary schools, during external examinations.
Mujota who stated this while playing host to the Executive members of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS), Ogun State Chapter, expressed displeasure at the poor performance of students, especially in external examinations, reminding her visitors, that the State government would not shift ground on the 50 percent required for promotion to the next class.
She said the decision to adopt the 50 percent requirement for promotion, was done in the interest of all, particularly the school children, noting that, the method, when strictly followed, would help improve the standard of education in the State.
‘’Let me tell you that when I got this job about four years ago, what His Excellency told me was that every decision I take would affect destinies. It is on this premise that I realized that conscientious effort must be made to take the right decision at the right time’’, Mujota said.
Acknowledging challenges being faced by the schools heads, the Commissioner charged them not to give up, as no problem was insurmountable.
Responding, the State ANCOPSS President, Chief Ebenezer Ogundele, thanked the State government for her concern to the welfare of the schools, appealing that primary schools be closely monitored and assurance test conducted for the pupils before gaining admission into Junior Secondary Schools.