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
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
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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.’’