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SUBEB attributes students performance in examinations to dearth of teachers


KEFFI (NASARAWA) – Malam Abdulkarim Abdullahi, Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has attributed the poor performance of students in examinations to dearth of qualified teachers in the country.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Abdullahi made this known this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi on Wednesday.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He also identified politicisation of teacher’s appointment and failure by some parents to monitor their children’s academic progress as some other factors for the development.
The SUBEB chairman attributed the failure of students, especially the 2014 West African Examination Certificate examinations, to poor reading culture among students.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Abdullahi further blamed some parents and guardians for not checking the academic performance of their children and ward, stressing that such behaviour was affecting the education sector of the country.
He said that the poor performance of students notwithstanding, the Federal Government and the Gov. Tanko Al-makura-led administration had done so much to improve on the standard of education.
The SUBEB chairman commended the state government for giving top priority to the education sector by creating an enabling environment for learning.
“The Nasarawa State Government has not only built schools across the state, but also equipped them with facilities and instructional materials to enhance teaching and learning.
“Apart from that, the administration of Gov. Al-makura has trained and retrained teachers for effective and quality service delivery.
“But it is unfortunate that the 2014 WAEC results shown that over one million students failed the basic subjects.
“It means that their basic education has affected the standard of education,” Abdullahi said.
He also called on parents to pay attention to their children’s education, adding they should check the rate at which children watch foreign or local films.
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He further urged them to encourage the children to read their books to be better future leaders.
The executive chairman also called on community leaders and other stakeholders to complementing government’s efforts in improving the standard of education.
He said they could do this through prompt checking of teachers’ activities in their environment.
Abdullahi restated the commitment of the board to check truancy among teachers and those that engaged in sharp practices.
He warned that teachers who refused to change would face the full wrath of the law, pointing out that “the era of cheating the government has gone”. (NAN)

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