22nd September, 2010
The Chairman, Mushin Local Government Council, Lagos State, Nigeria, Mr. OlatundeÂ Babatunde Adepitan, has attributed the mass failure in the General Certificate ofÂ Education examinations to lack of necessary prerequisites and techniques to tackleÂ questions.
Speaking during the inspection of the free GCE coaching classes for indegent students inÂ Mushin Local Government and its environs, the council boss enjoined the candidates toÂ braze-up to the examination task.
Adepitan advised the students that the provision of free GCE forms for them was not aÂ guarantee for their success in the ongoing examination, saying that that was why seasonalÂ teachers were organised for their free coaching classes.
The local government chairman who was a teacher for 27 years before venturing intoÂ politics admonished the students in the three centres organised by the council toÂ concentrate on the techniques, read their books and avoid cheating.
â€œI charge you to face the examination with determination, confidence and maturity. YouthsÂ of today are the leaders of tomorrow, we are not doing anything extra. We shall pay theÂ teachers from tax payers money.
â€œOur determination is to rid the society of illiterates, touts and undesirable elements,â€Â Adepitan said.