ALL Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has expressed pleasure over the latest WAEC result placing the state on top of other states in performance. It attributed the feat to the sound education policy of former Governor Kayode Fayemi which provided incentives for good learning environment and provision of educational items that enhanced learning among the students. It said the explanation became imperative, as Fayose is wont to claiming unmerited credits for Fayemi’s achievements, citing the 2014 budget by Fayemi that was adjudged the most effective and transparent in Nigeria by an organisation, but which Fayose celebrated as his achievement. The National Examination Council, NECO, on Friday released results of the Senior School Certificate Examination it conducted in and outside the country between June and July this year, with Ekiti State having the best performance with 96.48 percent followed by Edo State with 96.31 percent. Reacting to the state’s performance, APC’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement that the feat was attributable to the education policy instituted by Fayemi that put life into the educational administration and management in the state. He explained that Fayemi called an education summit to develop a roadmap for quality education, which he implemented to the letter, saying the foundation laid by the administration created an environment for learning, resulting in the latest incredible performance by the students. He also noted that the current success did not happen overnight, as it is a result of long planning by Fayemi between 2011 and 2014. Listing the incentives instituted by the former governor that brought about the latest performance, Olatunbosun explained: “Fayemi gave a laptop per child that exposed them to study online and eradicated miracle centres while providing incentive to teachers, including renovation of schools to enhance good learning environment, and also approved special allowances for core subjects and rural postings for teachers.’’

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