There are fresh rays of hope in Oyo state as Secondary School Principals in the state submitted WAEC result analyses of their students who sat for 2016/2017 West African Examination Council, WAEC results to the ministry of education, State Secretariat in Ibadan.
The result for Senior Secondary School examination in the state was made available last week Friday during this month’s statutory meeting where issues affecting education generally on Primary, Secondary and tertiary education are discussed.
The meeting had in attendance Zonal Inspectors of Education, Local Inspectors of Education Principals of ministry control Schools, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in education sector in the state.
At the meeting, 10 principals present submitted the results of their students who were rated with excellent performance. According to the results: “72 out of 78 students who sat for WAEC examination in School of Science, PADE, passed with 92.3℅ as number of candidates with five credits and above (including English and Mathematics)”.
Results further analysed in other 9 schools are: Oladipo Alayande School of Science, Oke Bola, Ibadan – 335 out of 377 students passed (88.8℅); School of Science, Okeho, 72 out of 84 students passed (85.7℅); Queen’s School, Ibadan-108 out of 136 students passed (79.4℅); School of Science, Oyo- 80 out of 121 students passed (66.1℅)”.
Others include: “Wesley College School of Science – 70 out of 110 students passed (63.6℅); Oyo State School of Science, Ogbomoso- 91 out of 153 students passed ((59.477℅); Government College, Ibadan- 95 out of 161 students passed (59.006℅); and Oyo State School of Science, IDERE- 38 out of 67 students passed (56.72℅).
Speaking on the results, the Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs. Aderiyike Adekanmbi stated that there was no time students in the state are not performing in the WAEC examination saying that, the last year’s rating of students’ WAEC performance is mischievous as Oyo State was rated low.
According to her, the rating was from wrong source whose attempt was for political reason to condemn the effort of the state government in promoting the educational development.
She added that as part of efforts to make sure that the ministry leaves no room for the mischievous persons to come up with such rating against the state government, the ministry of education this year conducted qualifying examination for the WAEC candidates especially for public schools.
She stressed that through this initiative where only 22, 812 students sat for the examination this year against 54,000 who sat last year, only performing students were allowed to write the examination while others repeated the class or referred to technical college.
Earlier in his address, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela assured that there will be more improvement in education sector in the state noting that despite the excellent performance of the students, Oyo state has not reached its goal towards making the state the best among other states in the country.
The Commissioner, however emphasized the need for effective monitoring of schools, teaching and learning activities as soon as the new academic session begins to achieve greater feat in education.
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