The federal government has absolved itself of any blame for the poor performance of students in general examinations, claiming it is the state governors that are not doing enough.
The Minister of Education, Ruquayattu Rufai, absolved the federal government during the presentations of the ministry’s scorecards of in Abuja, where she shifted the blame to state governments who she accused of not doing enough to address the falling standard of education.
According to her, one of the steps taken by the present administration to address the annual falling standard is the establishment of Almajiri schools in the northern part of the country.
The Minister of state for Education, Nyesom Wike, said 80 out of the 125 Almajiri schools promised by the federal government have been completed.
The Ministers at this forum insisted that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is fulfilling its role in reforming the education sector.
They however call on state governments to support the federal government to achieve more results.