The Enugu State Government has approved website for the ministry of Education. This was disclosed by the commissioner for education Dr. Martins chukwunweike during a one day meeting held recently with Public Schools’ Principals. Addressing them at the Teacher House Enugu, he told them that as a result of the website, both the WAEC and NECO on-line exams registration will be free. He therefore directed all the principals to forward their prospective candidates to the ministry via their respective C.S.Ps for onward registration.
The commissioner further instructed them to be more result-oriented, in the sense that continous Assessment must be given more meaning. He said that, that had become imperative because students were to be
assessed twice a term at the beginning and at the end-of each term. He had earlier-on said that the federal government was much interested in continuous assessment. To that effect, he continued; each student must have continuous assessment booklets in all subjects.
Reacting to questions on the new education system, Dr. Chukwunweike, stated that the primary six certificate examination had been fizzled out by the federal government. The implication he said, was that primary schools pupils would not write any examination in their J.S.S III.
Also speaking, the chairman of Post primary Schools management Boad, Enugu, Prince M.A. Akpa, enjoined the principals to desist from illegal fees collection syndrome. He warned that any erring principal would be summarily dealt with. Nonetheless, he promised the Honourable Commissioner, of the Boards total commitments to ensuring qualitative education in the state, adding that principals would be more-than-ever, dedicated to their duties.