The National Mathematical Centre, Abuja has commended the administration of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero on the general improvement on performances of students that sat for the 2013/2014 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and National Examination Council (NECO) in Kaduna State.
In a congratulatory letter sent to Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero and signed by the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre, Prof. A.R.T. Solarin, the council, management and entire staff of the centre felicitated with the Governor on the improvement which saw Kaduna State come 3rd out of the 36 states in the number of students that scored at least five credits including English and Mathematics.
A total number of 36,614 students that sat for the SSCE in Kaduna state passed at least five subjects including English and Mathematics coming only behind Lagos state that came 1st with 67,219 and Edo state which came 2nd with a total of 37,042.
Kaduna state came best in the entire North with Kano State coming second in the region and 10th overall best in the entire country.
The Mathematical Centre said “it is obvious that one of your (Yero’s) deep concern in governance is in human capital development, and we are glad to collaborate with you. We are confident that your tenure will see to the emergence of new programmes especially in the area of improving the performance of Mathematical Sciences in the education sector.
“Our prayer is for the Almighty God to continue to grant you His divine Wisdom, Strength, long life and Courage to contribute your invaluable quota in making the Ministry of Education and the entire Kaduna State greater as well as to wish you a successful first tenure in office and beyond.”
The Yero administration said it has placed priority attention on education, which is second only to security.
Kaduna government noted that in the last two years, Governor Yero has improved access to education in the state by constructing and rehabilitating 187 schools.
The administration has also improved manpower quantity and quality with modern teaching facilities in public schools, which it said has translated in better performance by students especially in external examinations and other national and international competitions.