Kwara education commissioner decries low turnout of pupils, students as school resumes

Kwara education commissioner decries low turnout of pupils, students as school resumes, The 2021/2022 academic session commenced on Monday in primary and post-primary schools in Kwara State amid reports of low turnout by pupils and students.

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Reacting to the development during an inspection tour of schools in Ilorin, the state capital, the Commissioner for Education, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, condemned the low turnout and implored parents and guardians to immediately send their children and wards to school as academic classes had begun.

She observed that ” the 2021/2022 academic session has commenced, but there is low turnout of students in the schools, most especially, boarding schools.

“I want to use this medium to implore parents and guardians to immediately send their children and wards to school as academic classes had commenced,” she stated.

A statement by the Press Secretary of the ministry, Yakub Kamaldeen Aliagan, in Ilorin on Monday, said the Commissioner also charged principals in the state to be dedicated and be role models to their staff.

She said punctuality and dedication to duty should be their priority in order to live by example to the staff and the students being nurtured for future leadership.

Hajia Modibbo also rebuked some boarding schools that failed to prepare breakfast for the students on time and charged them to stick to the time for breakfast as officially scheduled.

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Updated: September 20, 2021 — 5:04 pm

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