Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today stated that the recurring failure of Nigerian students in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams is of great concern to both himself and his colleagues.
Speaking after a Motion on the issue sponsored by Senate Umaru I. Kurfi (Katsina Central), the Senate President said:
“One the greatest issues that we must address is increasing the value of our human resources through education and healthcare. This issue of the recurring failure is of great concern and we must get to the bottom of it. I urge the Committee to swing into action immediately and address this issue.”
Saraki also stated that in the next few weeks, his Office will be coordinating a Roundtable Discussion on Education, which would provide the Senate with an opportunity to address some of the areas of our educational sector that need serious attention.
The Senate then resolved to direct its Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary) to summon the Minister of Education and the Head of Nigeria’s WAEC office in order to identify the causes of the mass failure.
Credit: Olu W. Onemola