Lagos Improves Performance In WASSCE

Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye

Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it recorded 41.05 per cent success rate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2013.

Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, Lagos State Commissioner for Education, disclosed this at the 2014 ministerial briefing in Lagos.

The commissioner said that the students who made up the percentage had credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English.

Oladunjoye said that students with five credits including English and Mathematics, had risen from 18.41 per cent in 2009 to 41.05 per cent in 2013.

She attributed the improved performance to the Lagos Eko Secondary Education Project, a World Bank funded project in 667 Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.

The commissioner said the state government had paid more than N500 million as fees for 47,000 students sitting for the 2014 examination.

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Oladunjoye said that the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board constructed a total of 434 new classrooms and 520 toilet cubicles in 2013.

According to her, 112 classrooms and 72 toilet cubicles were rehabilitated for use and 51 new boreholes were also constructed in 51 schools.

“I am happy to report that 902 sets of furniture were constructed and supplied to early childhood care development education schools; 6,475 pairs were constructed and supplied to primary schools.

“Two thousand pairs of chairs and tables were also provided at the Junior Secondary Schools, while 960 teachers’ furniture were also constructed and supplied,” she said.

The commissioner also said that 60,500 books and other instructional materials of 242 titles were supplied to primary schools’ libraries across the state in 2013.