As part of efforts at ensuring that at least 80 percent of final year students in public secondary schools in Ekiti state record five credits including English and Mathematics in the 2015 West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations, the Ekiti State Government has established 171 lecture centres across the 16 local government areas of the state to complement the lectures organized in the senior secondary schools in the state.
The acting Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Oluwabunmi Jejemiwa made this known at the state Intervention Programme on Mathematics and English Language held in Ado-Ekiti.
Jejemiwa stressed that capable hands have been lined up to monitor the exercise in the state under the leadership of the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Kolapo Olusola.
He urged teachers in public secondary schools in the state to join hands with the state government to ensure that the state accomplishes the set target of the national examinations
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, Dr. (Mrs) Eunice Dada who described teaching as a noble profession said that the intervention lectures series was designed to prepare the students for the two important examinations and prepare them for further challenges.
Mrs. Dada added that the exercise was a selfless service to the people of Ekiti and thanked the Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPS) as well as the staff of the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for supporting the
The Permanent Secretary called on the coordinating principals and all the assistant lecturers to put in their best in order to achieve the target set by the government.