SENATE SUMMONS MINISTER OF EDUCATION

Minister of education, Adamu Adamu,and the head of National office of the west African examination council [WAEC] to identify and address the causes of recurring mass failure in WASC exams.

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The committee on education has been; directed to submit comprehensive report to the senate within one month.

This followed a motion in the senate sponsored by lawmaker representing Kastina North, Senator Umar kurfi, during plenary on Wednesday.

According to him,there have been; mass failures recorded in WAEC examination results in the country since 2009 and this is; embarrassing to the nation and prejudicial to the interest of Nigerian secondary school students and parents.

He further noted that the WASC failure rates continue to increase each year as evidence of failure of measures taken, if any, by the education authorities over the years indicating the downward spiral over the years.

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He said; in both 2009 and 2010 WAEC, only 25.99 and 24.94 percent, respectively,passed with 5 credits including mathematics and English,while; the remaining others constituting 70percent.

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