Obaseki Targets all-time Best in WAEC, other Examinations
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration’s target is to maintain its current best position in the country, in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)’s examinations and other examinations at all levels.
Obaseki said this in Benin City while commenting on Edo’s rating as the best State in the 2021 diet of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations, recording 92.8 per cent pass rate among students who sat for the examination in the State.
Speaking after inspecting some schools in the State capital on Saturday, August 27, 2022, he said: “Our goal is to always remain the best in all examinations.
“The commissioner for Education, Dr. Joan Osa-Oviawe, has cleaned up the system and has closed ‘miracle centers’. So for us, it is a process.”
Recall that the Commissioner for Education in Edo State recently attributed the excellent performance of Edo State in the WAEC examinations to the ongoing holistic reforms of the education sector in the State.
Oviawe explained that what the State is doing differently is that it has a very robust and holistic vision for education reforms as encapsulated in the Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation program (EdoBEST) and EdoBEST 2.0, initiated by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government.
According to WAEC, Edo State emerged the best State in the 2021 diet of the West African Examinations Council examinations recording 92.8 per cent pass rate among students who sat for the examination in the State
The state also came second in the ranking of the pass rate among public schools who wrote the examination across Nigeria in 2021, WAEC added.
According to the data, Edo came first in the national tally with 92.8 percent of students passing the exams with five credits, including English and Mathematics.
The education commissioner said that Governor Obaseki has the leadership capability, the political will and financial commitment even under very challenging conditions, considering the current economic state of Nigeria.
In her words, “For us in the last four years of education reforms, we have seen tremendous gains in foundational literacy and numeracy with more expectations at the senior secondary and the technical and vocational levels.”
The Commissioner assured that the EdoBEST reforms are not mere frivolities but serious system strengthening work in resuscitating the near collapsed education system inherited by the present administration.
She added that the State’s education system will not rely on individuals to thrive, but on people’s process in relation to institutions.
She further said that the aggregation of Governor Obaseki’s reforms and investments in education and other sectors of the State will make it a first-world State in a third-world country.