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Gombe declares emergency in education

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Gombe State Commissioner for Education, Dauda Zambuk (left); the Governor, Muhammad Yahaya; and the Deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, during the governor’s inspection visit to some schools…yesterday.

Governor Muhammad Yahaya has declared state of emergency in education, lamenting total neglect of the sector by previous administrations.

Declaring this yesterday after inspecting Girls Secondary School, Doma, and Gombe Secondary School, Dadinkowa, the governor regretted that the state was coming second to the last in West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) and National Examination Council (NECO) results when he assumed office in 2019.

He said the move became necessary following a media report that ridiculed the state’s education, adding that he had been able to change the narrative.

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“We met collapsed education system with dilapidated structures and unmotivated staff. Gombe was second to the last on the ladder, but last year it has appreciated by five per cent. My target is for the state to rank among the first five before we leave office,” he said.


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