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Jatau decries falling standard of education in Nasarawa State

Jatau decries falling standard of education in Nasarawa Stat

The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), Danladi Jatau has decried the falling standard of education in the State despite claim of improved budgetary allocation. 

Jatau made this known on Tuesday while playing host to staff of the state-owned College of Education, Akwanga from Nasarawa West District.

The Speaker called for collaboration among stakeholders in order to revamp and improve the sector. 

“I want to appreciate you for your visit and to assure you of the assembly’s readiness to support any good policies that will improve on our standard of education in the state.

“You are saddled with the responsibility of inculcate good moral values on our children. You are the future builders, we are looking up to you for quality education in the state.

“The truth is that the standard of education is falling in the state, let’s all hands be on deck to improve on it,” he said.

The Speaker also urged the students to take their studies with seriousness in order to excel in their academic pursuits.

“In those days, we devoted our time to read but this day, most students uses their time to chant in social media among others.

“His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Sule has passion for the education sector and he is doing well in the education in the sector, I believe he will look into your challenges, I will liaise with the Provost to get the details and appeal to the the Governor to look into it,” Speaker Jatau, added. 

Earlier, Odagboyi Isaiah, the Deputy Provost (Academic) of College of Education, Akwanga, said that the visit was to congratulate him on his emergence as Speaker of the 7th Assembly. 

“We are proud of you and happy with your emergence as Speaker of the House and we will continue to pray and support you to succeed,” he said.

The Deputy Provost appealed to the Speaker to intervene in their challenges which include issue of promotion, infrastructure  and payment of about ₦1.9 billion backlog of gratuity.

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