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Gov. Bello declares state of emergency in education sector

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The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, disclosed this during the educational task force meeting with stakeholders at Government Day Secondary School (GDSS), Iruvucheba, Okene Local Government Area of the state.

The move by Mr Bello, according to the commissioner, had brought innovations and remodelling of secondary schools in the state, with a view to making the state regain its lost glory in education.

Mr Jones noted that with the state having two universities, there was a need to adequately prepare students in secondary schools to fit into the vision of the governor for quality assurance and become self-reliant.

He emphasised the need for the state to move in the direction of science, technology, English, and mathematics, for it not to “be left behind in the new wave of educational development, hence the declaration of a State of Emergency on the sector”.

Mr Jones, however, solicited the support of stakeholders to the success of the adoption and mentorship programme, saying that the state government could not do it alone while calling on teachers and students to maintain discipline.

(NAN)

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