By: Kabiru Musa & Sarah Odugbo
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in its bid to promote quality education has distributed various modern learning materials to senior secondary schools in the Territory.
The Director, FCT Secondary Education Board (FCT-SEB), Dr. Mohammed Ladan, has so far handed over such materials to Principals of 88 senior secondary schools in the Territory.
The Director reiterated the commitment of the FCT Administration to improve the standard of education in FCT.
He stressed that the Board on its part is positioned to ensure that resources are efficiently utilised to meet the needs of each school.
Dr. Ladan enthused that education is a top priority for the FCT Administration and as such will not be relegated to the background nor the standard compromised; saying that the primary purpose of education is to mould young minds for a brighter future and to build good leadership foundation.
His words: “In achieving this, the Board will continue to make concerted efforts to ensure effectiveness and efficiency both in quality of teaching and learning, welfare of staff as well as improved academic performance of the students.”
He reminded the Principals of their primary assignment, which is the enhancement of the educational system so as to bring out positive learning outcomes in the students and therefore,
urged them to give adequate attention to the welfare of staff, students, maintainance of infrastructure by ensuring cleanliness in their various schools.
The Director informed them of the various progress made since his assumption of office, which include the accreditation of schools for the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Examinations, just as he warned them against examination malpractice.
Dr. Ladan called for a support system among the schools, which according to him is necessary in the pursuit of excellent academic performance of FCT Students.