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Minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has been summoned to appear before the Senator Aliyu Wamakko-led committee on education to explain why Nigeria as a country has been experiencing mass failure in the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

Minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has been summoned to appear before the Senator Aliyu Wamakko-led committee on education to explain why Nigeria as a country has been experiencing mass failure in the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

Adamu is expected to explain the causes of recurring mass failure rate in WASSCE and recommend appropriate measures to overcome the challenge. The senate equally invited Head/National Office of WAEC and other relevant stakeholder connected with the issue.
The issue is not inviting them to look at the faces of the senators, rather they should find the need to address recurring embarrassment of mass failure in West African Examination School Certificate There are established recurring cases of mass failure in West African School Certificate Examinations in the country since 2009 which is embarrassing to the nation and prejudicial to the interest of Nigeria secondary school students and parents. WASSCE failure rate continues to increase each year as evidence of failure of measures taken, if any, by the education authorities over the years. "In 2011 May/June WASSCE, only 649, 159 out of 1, 672, 224 candidates that wrote the examinations which represents just 38.81 per cent got five credits and above including in the core subjects of Mathematics and English Language. In 2013 WASSCE, only 29.17 per cent candidates actually passed the November/December WAEC examinations while 70 per cent failed.
“In both 2017 and January/February 2018 private examinations, only 17.13 per cent candidates have passed with five credits including Mathematics and English Language, respectively, while the remaining over 70 per cent candidates have failed.” There is no other time to address the issue holistically than now because it is of great note that one of the greatest issues that Nigerians must address is increasing the value of human resources through education and healthcare. This issue of the recurring failure is of great concern and we must get to the bottom of it.

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