Kano College of Education emerges best in IJMB

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The Kano State College of Education and Preliminary Studies has been rated as the best among Fifty Six (56) institutions affiliated to Interim Joint Matriculation Examination Board (IJMB) in terms of good behaviour in examination conduct and students’ performance in the 2019 examination.

In a report put together by the College under its Provost, Dr Sunusi Ahmad, it quoted the Chief Supervisor of the IJMB Exams, Mr Matthew Ahmed, commending the College for the high level of discipline exhibited by students during exams and the higher level of dedication and commitment by staff.

The report showed that, out of the total number of students 1,017 who sat for the examination, 594 were males and 423 were females.

IJMB is an Advanced Level examination that grants successful candidates entry into universities at 200 level.

The 2019 edition was conducted between 29th January and 12th February.

Spokesperson of the state governor, Abba Anwar said the development showed how much the Abdullahi Ganduje administration was fairing education delivery.

In his words, “Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s commitment towards repositioning of education sector in the state, proves workable and practicable with the good results recorded by the College among many other areas.”

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The result shows that, the College recorded 80 to 100 percent pass in 13 out of the 17 ‘A Level’ subjects that were offered by the IJMB.

Further analysis revealed that 699 students, that is 68.73 percent of the total 1,017 students scored the minimum university entry requirements into Level 200, of 8 and above points.

Beyond that, the 2019 IJMB result in the College indicated that 7 students scored 16 points (A3), while 27 of them scored 15 points (A2 B) and 665 of the students who sat for the IJMB exams scored 8-14 points.

The management of the College believed the success was attributable to Ganduje for his “unrelenting support of education sector in the state.”

“We are grateful for all the support that the state government has been rendering to the College,” the report read in part.

EduCeleb.com gathered that it look the Ganduje government’s coming to power to give room for the College to get a law establishing it, since its inception in 1987.

While there was an attempt to that effect in 2004, it did not lead into fruition.

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But in 2018 under Ganduje administration, not only Law, it also included into it College of Education. The school, which was ordinarily for preliminary studies before its upgrade into a College of Education in the process.

The College of Education is approved by the National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE), as one of the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) awarding institutions.

The students’ performance is an improvement on how they faired in 2018.

For instance, 72 percent of students passed Chemistry in 2018, while in 2019 it rose to 89.5 percent. In Economics students’ percentage who passed in 2018, was 61.40 percent, while in 2019 the percentage increases to 82.10 percent.

In Islamic Studies in 2018 the percentage of those who passed was 58 percent, while in 2019 it increases tremendously up to 92.05 percent. In Government in 2018 the percentage stood at 41.84, while in 2019 it moves speedily up to 80.33 percent.

The A level courses go with tremendous feats. In Arabic the percentage in 2018 was 70 percent, it rose to 100 percent in 2019. In Business Management the performance of the students in 2018 was 51 and moved upward to 69 percent in 2019.

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Students’ performance stood at 90 percent in 2018 and rose to 91.6 percent in 2019. So also in Geography students performance in 2018 was 76.30 percent and became 80.33 percent in 2019.

On a general analysis of the 2019 IJMB result, it shows that the percentages of all the courses offered as ‘A’ level students performed wonderfully well.

For example, 87.76 percent passed in Mathematics, 93.42 percent passed in Sociology and History students recorded 100 percent.

As Geology students recorded 100 percent and Biology students passed with 98.52 percent.

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