Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin
Appalled by recent rumor of some Principals in public schools asking students to bring concrete blocks to school, the Kwara State Government has warned the school heads to desist from all act, it said was capable of truncating the laudable efforts by the present administration in the state in its bid to give quality education to children of the state.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Mariam Ayodeji Garba, gave this warning, on Monday, in meeting with Principals of public schools held at St. Anthony Secondary School, recently.
Mrs. Garba, who condemned the act in its totality, warned Principals fund of such inimical practice to desist henceforth before the long arm of the law catches up with them.
She also implored Principals of Public Secondary School in the state to be wary of any visitor claiming to come from the ministry and intimidating them on their job. She urged them to always ask for letters of authority from the ministry from such intruders and also call the ministry to confirm their identity.
In a related development, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Mariam Ayodeji Garba, has announced dates for the 2018 state entrance examination for Junior Secondary schools in the state.
In a statement made available and signed by the press Secretary of the ministry, Mallam Kamaldeen Yakubu Aliagan, the Permanent Secretary disclosed that the 2018 state entrance examination for Junior and Senior Secondary Schools (JSS and SSS) will come up on Saturday, 16th June 2018, while the Joint mock exam will take place on 18th to 22 June 2018.
While wishing all the students success in the forthcoming exams, the Permanent Secretary advised them to be well prepared for the forthcoming exams.