Learn Africa urges FG to raise education budget

Learn Africa(LA) Plc, formerly Longman Nigeria Plc,  has urged the Federal Government to increase its  budgetary allocation for education to address deficiencies in infrastructural facilities, instructional materials and teacher training.

In a congratulatory message to the National Examinations Council (NECO) as well as the candidates that sat for the June/July 2014 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) on the great success recorded in the examinations, the publishing firm stated that  provision of conducive learning environment and impressive compensation package for teachers, among other initiatives, will help in preparing students for success in all examinations and their future careers.

“All hands must be on deck to accelerate the human capital development of Nigeria to enable us to compete effectively in this knowledge-driven global arena,” the company said in a statement.

On the NECO results, it explained that with results showing 72.58 per cent credit pass in English Language and 69.49 percent credit pass in Mathematics, “it is, no doubt, a remarkable improvement on last year’s results. And as a leading educational book publisher that is strongly committed to the human capital development of our great country through consistent and timely provision of effective learning resources, we take great pride in aligning and identifying ourselves with this success.

It is also heartwarming to note that only 0.44 percent of the candidates that sat for the examinations were involved in any form of malpractice; this is a clear testimony that NECO is winning the war against this monster.”

The company disclosed that arrangements are on a top gear  to hold this year’s edition of the LearnAfrica-NECO Excellence Awards to appreciate and celebrate outstanding NECO candidates, their teachers and the schools that produced them in all states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. “It is our outmost conviction that this gesture will also serve to encourage other to students to aspire for academic excellence and seek for success legitimately.”

 

Source : SunOnline

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