Declare Emergency on Education, Assembly Urges Wada

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The Kogi State House of Assembly has called on Governor Idris Wada to declare a state of emergency in the education sector to address the problems confronting it. This followed adoption of the recommendations in the motion brought before the House by Henry Ojuola

The lawmaker representing Yagba-East constituency drew the House attention  to what he described as the declining performance of Kogi students in public examinations, saying  that something needs to be done to salvage the situation.

Ojuola, who noted that Kogi is rated fifth among states with high rate of examination malpractice said: “Also in the in a publication of the state owned paper, five secondary schools were said  to have been blacklisted by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)”.

He recommended that the House summons relevant agencies, education commissioner, local government chairmen and all other stakeholders to discuss ways to revive the ailing education sector.

After several contributions to the motion, Speaker of the  Assembly Momoh Jimoh Lawal asked Ojuola to partner with the House Committee on Education to proffers solutions to the problem.


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