Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 January 2013

Nigeria: FCT Education Secretariat Commences Schools Inspection

The Secretary for Education, FCTA, Malam Kabir Usman has commenced the 2013 Education Secretariat School Inspection programme with visits to some schools in the Municipal Area Council.

The schools visited in the first phase included the Army Day Secondary School, at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Government Secondary School, Garki and Best International Secondary School, a private school in Gwarimpa.

At the Best International School in Gwarimpa, the Director in charge of quality assurance in the Secretariat, Dr. Emmanuel Aina, expressed concern about the practice by some private schools of admitting students into JSS1 from primary four or five. He said this was unacceptable and that there was a policy in place that forbids such practice.

At the Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks, the Secretary for Education admonished the teachers over the poor performance of students of the school in the 2012 WAEC and NECO examinations.

At the end of the inspection, Malam Kabir Usman said that the school inspection programme which began last year has proven to be effective as it has given the management the opportunity to hear from the teachers themselves.

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