The major priority of the Governor Masari-led administration since inception in Katsina is the promotion of education and learning in the state. The governor has at various fora reiterated his determination and commitment of his government to restore the lost glory of the state in this all-important sector.
As part of its effort to rejig education in the state, the government initiated far reaching reforms in the sector. Part of it was revisiting the payment of Senior School Certificate Examination fees for SS3 students where a qualifying examination was introduced to select only those with the academic potential of passing the public examinations as a precondition for paying their fees.
However we at Blueinknews have observed that last year’s NECO examination in Katsina State has turned out to be a nightmare for students who sat for the examination in the state.
The failure of the state Commissioner of education, Professor Badamasi Lawal Charanchi to come out and address the public on what actually happened has further compounded the frustration of the students and their guardians, particularly students on self-sponsorship but whose results were withheld due to issues which the state Ministry of Education is yet to make clarifications on. The students’ hopelessness is further compounded by the fact that the none release of the NECO result has already made some students to miss post UTME examination in their choice institutions. Already, several universities, polytechniques and colleges of Education have commenced admission into the 2020/2021 academic session for new intakes as students from Katsina State are left out. This, we blueinknews feel, will further drag Katsina State backward.
As thousands of parents, guardians, and students wait on their toes for a credible explanation from the acclaimed Professor, Commissioner of Education, Blueink challenges the commissioner to come out publicly and tell the Katsina people what actually happened to students’ NECO result. Leadership is a burden which any political appointee that is not ready to shoulder should consider it morally honourable to resign his position, thereby saving his principal and the public further embarrassment.
Blueinknews learnt from those who have made enquiries that the commissioner has no convincing answers to this cruel dilemma students have found themselves in due to the non-release of their NECO result.
The commissioner must be reminded that he did not appoint himself, he was appointed by Governor Aminu Bello Masari into a position of trust, to shoulder a responsibility for which he is heavily accountable to God and the people. Blueinknews therefore urges the governor to urgently investigate the matter to save Katsina students from missing out in this year’s admission into their institutions of choice
We at the Blueinknews strongly advised
the Governor to investigate the matter and appropriately punish those involved in this show of shame.