External Examination: Akwa Ibom Spends N1.5bn Yearly in Public Schools – Commissioner
The Commissioner for Education, Akwa Ibom state, Mrs Idongesit Etiebiet, has said the state government spends N1.5 billion yearly on external examinations in public secondary schools in the state.
She disclosed this during an interactive session with newsmen in Eket Local Government Area of the state on Monday, April 5, 2021.
“The state government spends N1.5 billion on a yearly basis on external examinations for students in public secondary schools in the state.
“I really thank Gov. Udom Emmanuel for supporting education sector and for being an education-loving governor,” she said.
Speaking further, the commissioner said the governor had set a standard. At least, 80 per cent of the students must have As in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, in the state.
Etiebiet revealed that the governor had declared a state of emergency in education sector. She however informed that efforts were being made to provide safe and conducive environment for the education of Akwa Ibom children.
“We are not just declaring state of emergency in education sector but also following through with tangible, visible and sustainable actions to massively revamp the sector.
“Today, education is free and compulsory in the state because it is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world,” she said.
She therefore called on individuals and stakeholders to collaborate with government in its quest to provide quality education in the state.