Why we emerged tops in NECO exams — Ekiti Govt

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Government has said that the state’s emergence as the best performing in the 2016 June/July National Examination Council (NECO) result was earned.

Addressing a news conference in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday shortly after the release of the result by NECO, the Commissioner for Education, Jide Egunjobi, said the feat resulted from some radical measures taken by the government.

He said the steps include the cancellation of free WAEC and NECO registration fees for students.

Besides, Mr. Egunjobi said the introduction of moderate tuition fees in schools for students also played important role.

He said the emergency Education Summit convened by the present administration in the state shortly after inauguration revealed that payment of examination fees by past administrations was part of the indulgences responsible for past failures.

“Those who were paying for free registration in public exams without first inculcating discipline and hard work in the students did more harm than good for them.

“An unserious student whose parents never suffered to pay either school fees or WAEC and NECO money may not see reason in being serious and dedicated to his studies

“We found that it was the belief of such students that neither they nor their parents will lose anything after all, if they failed those exams since it was the government that would eventually bear the brunch.

“We backed all these up by fortifying the schools with the right type of books, instructional materials and accorded priority attention to teachers’ welfare.

“We also cancelled manual work such as grass cutting during school hours while our inspectorate division was strengthened to fish out lazy and complacent tutors,” he said.

The commissioner said the current performance would be celebrated “in grand style’’ by the government to serve as impetus to teachers and students, and would be maintained for a long time.

In the result released by the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Charles Uwake, Ekiti was declared the best performing state with over 96.31 per cent success.

Edo came second while Abia and Kogi have joint third position. (NAN)

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  • realist

    This reason is not tenable at all. Only small minds will agree with Fayose on this. Has the school enrollment change since Fayose became the Governor? What of the previous government that gave laptop each for the students, pay for exam fees and other incentives to teachers. These sets of students were in Junior class then, meaning the dividends are being reaped now.

    • Otunba

      You can annoy……. what do you know regarding how Governments work? The Stakeholders meeting was conveyed for fun? Get a life! Leave Fayose out of this and talk about the Students’ achievement.

    • Shehu Monguno

      Realist, hate Fayose, like Fayose, he deserves commendation. Success is not luck or magic, but it is earned and he deserves commendation. Osun state gave students tablets, built mega schools, what came out of it? Congratulation Fayose, for once

  • Dejandon

    I never believe in free stuffs for what does not cost you something is not usually valued. The people that enjoyed free university are the ones that got into govt and started expecting everything to be given to them free, and so must allocated many money to themselves including crazy pension packages.

    This also is responsible for the cultism in the university. Imagine if you have to work your assistance off today your ways thru university, Or took loan for your Studies, I bet you would be very serious and try to finish as soon as possible. Every students’ demonstration will be more reasonable and we’ll behaved to ensure no school closure.

  • McAlfred Uta

    Congratulations to Governor Ayo Fayose for restoring Ekiti state position as the fountain of knowledge. Ekiti, a state that has the highest number of professors in Nigeria deserves this feat.

  • DePrince Hab

    Fayose should stop talking Nonsense , Your Government is not responsible to help the poor masses ,all you are after is your bank account and your pocket saving …asshole

  • Taiwo

    Fayose has gone to ambush WAEC – Never trust him!

  • Ken

    Kudos to Fayose. He has done well.

  • lawal

    Congratulate the candidates not Governor Ayo Fayose,

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    How can Ayodele Fayose, justifies the introduction of WAEC fees for Ekiti State, final secondary school certificate examinations as good measure that earned Ekiti State student top mark results in the WAEC/NECO examinations? How can a sensible normal human being claimed creating financial constraints for Ekiti State impoverished parents led to the better performances of Ekiti students. Does that make any sense? Congratulations to all successful Ekiti State, final WAEC/NECO students.

  • Omooba A

    WAEC/NECO is not a two year feast and for Fayose government to claim it as his making is over-reaching into the gains of the previous administration in the state. Those students that started with free stuffs from the previous administration are now graduating with flying colors. Fayose should wait for three more years to know how his ‘no-free tuition’ affects the exam outcome. I congratulate the students for making the state and their parents proud.