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Again, Adamawa Distributes Instructional Materials To Public Schools

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By Jessica John Bakari

The Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Wilbina Jackson has flagged off distribution of instructional materials, science equipment and Mobile laboratories to all public schools in the state.

The flag off ceremony took place at General Murtala Muhammed College (GMMC) Yola.

The Commissioner said that before Governor Ahmadu fintiri come on board public schools in Adamawa were in the state of emergency and verge of collapse pointing out that upon his coming into office, he ensure prompt payment of teachers’ salaries, implementation of over ten years non promotion of teachers, recruited 2000 teachers, free feeding in 68 public schools across the state as well as free external examination of WAEC,NECO,NABTEB,NBAIS and BECE.

Mrs Jackson called on all stakeholders to ensure judicious use of the materials provided to improve in the next external examinations.

Earlier in her welcome address,the permanent secretary ministry of education, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar enumerated the materials to include 10,000 blue pen, 28, 152  attendance registers, and 21, 918 notes books.

Others are 28, 152 scheme of work, 28, 015 board doster, science equipments, mobile laboratories and robotics kits.

Abubakar appealed to school principals and head teachers to join the sustainable free education initiated by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri through ensuring the good use of the materials for the benefit of all the children.

In their seperate goodwill messages, the executive chairman of Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Salihi Ateequ, Executive Secretary Post Primary Schools Management Board, Hajiya Maryam Umar, NUT Chairman Comrade Rothney Nathan, all commended governor Fintiri for his untiring effort in improving the standard of education.

Speaking on behalf of students in Adamawa State, Bwasiki Gilbert from Government Girls Secondary School Yola and Gbaa Terkwala from General Murtala Muhammed College both thanked the governor for investing much in education promising never to let him down.

Some of the principals interviewed, Mrs Rakiya Zaro from Government Science and Technical College Numan, Mr Mohammed Dangoggoji appreciate the governor’s  effort in improving the Education sector as according to them the materials will go along way in enhancing teaching and learning in all schools in Adamawa State.

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Fintiri Commended As Adamawa Records Rising Performance In 2022 WASSCE

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

78 percent of candidates that sat for 2022 west Africa examination council in adamawa state have scored 5 credits including core subjects; mathematics and English language.

Press secretary to the governor, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou revealed this while briefing newsmen on the success story of adamawa candidates in the just released WASSCE results.

He disclosed that 78 percent from 43,254 candidates in 418 senior secondary schools sat for the examination in the state.

He said the achievements recorded will not only put the students on the right track of their educational pursuit but has proved that the functional educational policy of Governor Fintiri is yielding positive result.

He maintained that in 2022 WASSCE alone, government has expended 780, 201,600 million naira to settle the payment for 43, 254 candidates in the state, a development that makes adamawa to be proud of its educational development.

Humwashi further said government will continue to priotise educational sector through its laudable policies and programmes such as free education, feeding and enrollment of out of school children with a view to sharpening the minds of the younger generation and make them productive members of the society.

The press secretary therefore urged parents and caregivers to continue to supporting government in its laudable and people oriented programmes for a prosfer society.

Wonosikou commended Governor Fintiri for the giant strides so far recorded by his administration especially in the education sector, describing it the right step in the right direction.

He noted that Governor Fintiri has written his name in gold by this policy of payment of final exams fees for students of secondary schools and awarding students of higher institutions of learning, scholarships.

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JUST IN: WAEC Releases 2022 May/June WASSCE Results

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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has released the results of the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, (WASSCE).

Speaking on Monday at WAEC office, Yaba, the Head of Nigeria Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, said, “The results are being uploaded on the results website. Candidates who sat the examination and who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Council can access their results on the Council’s results website within the next twelve hour

“Copies of the Result Listing will be sent to schools shortly. I need not restate the fact that the results of candidates who are sponsored by states indebted to the Council will not be released now until they pay up. We appeal to them to do so to enable the affected schools/candidates access their results.”

He added that some schools failed to upload their students’ Continuous Assessment Scores Capturing System at the stipulated time and many failed to meet registration deadlines, to the extent that some schools ended up not presenting their students for the examination.

“Yet, some who registered their students off-line failed to upload their entries! This showed unacceptable level of nonchalance. Again, others failed to meet deadlines due to criminal ‘shopping’ for candidates. By the time they realised it, the window had closed,” he said.

According to him, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.

DAILY POST reports that the examination held for six weeks from May 16 to June 23, 2022.

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Buhari Appoints Dr Degereji As New Provost FCE Yola

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mohammed Usman Degereji as the new Provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Yola.

The College officially announced the appointment in a press statement signed by its Principal Information Officer, Bashiru Abdullahi and made available today in Yola.

The Statement disclosed that the appointment of Dr. Degereji was for an initial period of 4-years and with effect from 20th June, 2022.

It noted that prior to his appointment, Dr. Degereji had diligently served the institution in key strategic leadership positions which include being: Acting Deputy Provost, Dean of School of Science Education, Director and Head of Department.

Dr. Muhammed Usman Degereji, a Chief Lecturer in the department physics of same institution, displayed his versatility as a leader by successfully serving as the pioneer Director of the College Centre of Excellence as well as the Science Research Centre of the institution.

Until his appointment, he served as the Coordinator of the World Bank/Adamawa State assisted programme for the provision of education for the Out of School Children under the auspices of Better Education Service Delivery for All.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the University of Maiduguri and Masters degree in Engineering on Electrical Power System from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi.

The new Provost holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom with specialization in Energy Physics. (BESDA).

Dr. Degereji is a member of several national and international professional bodies including NIM, WEC, IOP, NIO to mention a few.

The Provost is happily married with children, the statement said.

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