Don’t Scrap 6-3-4 Education System, NAPTAN Tells FG


The National Parents/Teachers Association of  Nigeria (NAPTAN), yesterday urged the  Federal Government not to scrap the 6-3-3-4 system of  education.

NAPTAN’s  National Coordinator, Alhaji Babs Animashaun, said in a statement in Lagos  that the system itself was not the problem but that of  implementation.

He blamed government at all levels for inadequate funding and inconsistency in the  implementation of the policy.

“The 6-3-3-4 system has not achieved its desired goals not because the system has  failed but because the system has been crippled by non-implementation.

“Since its introduction, successive governments have not been allocating enough  funds for equipment and building of workshops in schools, among other needs,” he   said.

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Rather than outright scrapping of the system, Animashaun urged government to probe  the poor performance of students during major examinations.

“The Federal Government should give sufficient thought to the new plan and the  possible consequences of  abandoning the 6-3-3-4 system,” he added.

He also urged government to adequately fund the Inspectorate Division of the Federal  Ministry of Education to enable it function optimally.

Animashaun further called for a well structured programme for training and  re-training of teachers across the country.

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