Damaturu – The Yobe Government has described the 38 per cent performance of students from the state in national examinations as unacceptable.
The Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Mohammed Lamin, stated this on Wednesday while taking over the affairs of the ministry in Damaturu.
Lamin, who expressed the determination of the state government to change the trend, urged teachers in public schools to execute their duties with sense of responsibility to improve the performance of students.
The commissioner assured that the Ibrahim Gaidam-led administration would provide public schools with necessary instructional materials and infrastructure to promote teaching and learning.
He declared 50 per cent as minimum performance that would be tolerated in public schools in the state.
He urged stakeholders, including teachers, principals, parents and community leaders to join hands with government to improve the standard of education in the state.
He added that “the challenge of improving the education sector in the state is a collective responsibility; all hands must be on deck to achieve the desired objective.’’ (NAN)