…Vows to reverse trend and reposition education sector
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has lamented the failure of some Gombe State students to meet the entry requirements into tertiary institutions of learning, thereby leaving vacant, the admission quota for the state in various institutions across the country.
The Governor however vows to reverse the trend by repositioning the current educational status of the state from bottom to an appreciable stage. This was communicated in a release made available to Justthinkingaloud90. blogspot.com by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Media and Publicity Mr Ismaila Uba Misilli, who noted that
Governor Yahaya, made this remark
at the 5th annual general meeting of the old students association of Government Secondary school Gombe .Where he was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, the Governor said “All over the world, Governments have the fundamental responsibility of ensuring positive development of their citizenry and this can only be achieved through provision of qualitative education.
” Gombe state has a considerable number of potential candidates for admission into tertiary institutions and Government must give them necessary support to actualize their dreams.
“We must therefore take urgent decisive measures to reverse this trend by ensuring that those saddled with the task of training these children in schools are in proper frame of mind and qualified to teach”, the Governor stressed.
Inuwa, emphasized that while his administration accords education the utmost priority, government will use available resources in providing infrastructural facilities, instructional materials and teaching aids to facilitate educational development.
He called on Parents Teachers’ Associations , PTAs and school based Management Committees to complement Government efforts of ensuring that henceforth products from Gombe state schools compete favorably with their peers across the country and even beyond.