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Learn Africa tasks Federal Government on education funding

By Gbenga Akinfenwa   |   09 October 2016   |   12:58 am



Learn Africa Plc., formerly Longman Nigeria Plc, has on the Federal Government to increase funds allocated to the educational sector, in order to deal with glaring deficiencies in school facilities, access to high quality instructional materials, and teacher training.

In a statement signed by its chairman, Chief Emeke Iwerebon, the firm also advised that parents show greater interest in the upbringing of their children/wards, by monitoring their activities, emphasising good moral values, and cooperating with school authorities.

While commending the National Examinations Council (NECO) for the successful conduct of the June/July 2016 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE), and the timely release of the results, it congratulated candidates that sat for the examinations on the improvement in the general performance, and results when compared with those of 2015.

“It is most gratifying to note that 88.51 per cent of the candidates got credit passes in at least five subjects, including mathematics and English language. Besides, 84.54 per cent of candidates got credit pass and above in English language, while 80.16 percent got credit pass and above in mathematics.”
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