21% of Yobe candidates passed 2020 WASSCE

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The Yobe State government has revealed that barely 21 percent of its candidates passed the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates.

This represents the candidates’ credit passes in a minimum of five subjects including English and Mathematics.

EduCeleb.com had reported last November that the national average performance in the same category is 65.24 percent.

This means that Yobe is apparently far from the national average.

Governor Mai Mala Buni however described this situation as an improvement in students’ performance when compared with previous years.

Buni disclosed this at the presentation of a report on ‘Almajiri System of Education and Strategic Plan’ in Damaturu last week.

“A total of 12,042 students were registered for WAEC out of which 725 students scored distinctions and credits in all the nine subjects.

“We also have 2,530 students who scored distinctions and credits in five subjects and above including English and Mathematics.

“There were 8,042 others who scored credits with passes in Mathematics while 7,008 scored credits with passes in English,” he said.

The governor described the development as unprecedented, very impressive and encouraging.

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“It also shows that we are on course and the declaration of emergency on education is worthwhile and paying,” he said.

Buni further highlighted improvements in Qur’anic education in the state.

“A total of 3,838 schools comprising boarding, day and satellite or ‘Ci-Rani Tsangaya’ schools recorded enrolment of 180,371 Almajiri pupils in the state,” he said.

Buni reiterated his administration’s commitment to do more in the education sector of the state.

“I wish to reassure you that the government will continue to work on measures that will consolidate our drive toward salvaging education to fast track meaningful development in the state,” he said.

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