Governor Abdulrazaq Decries Mass Failure Of Kwara Students In UTME
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has
decried the mass failure of students of the state in the just-
released 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations
The governor attributed the development to poor knowledge
of information communication technology (ICT).
AbdulRazaq said this in Malete, Moro Local Government
Area at the seventh convocation ceremony of the Kwara
State University (KWASU).
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The governor who was represented by his deputy, Kayode
Alabi, said: “Today, Kwara has regressed in many areas. We
recently read about how several students from the state
struggled with computer-based UTME, apparently resulting
in mass failure among our children.
“This must be tackled immediately, if Kwara must compete
in the 21st century economy dominated by ICT. How do we
get our children to understand the ‘liberating and
exploitative” powers of information in the digital age when
they don’t even have the most basic knowledge of
“Our administration is disturbed by the systemic problem in
our education system, which manifested in the 2019 UTME.
It is immaterial if there are other parts of Nigeria with a
similar crisis. We, in Kwara, have a duty to roll back this
abnormality in the most practical way.
‘We have a duty to ensure that the overwhelming majority of
our children are given the opportunity to excel by having
access to IT-enabled education.”
He hailed KWASU for “helping to redraw the map of Nigeria
by gradually and in the most ambitious ways, bringing our
state to national and global reckoning”.
“It is heart-warming to note that the institution is indeed
punching above its weight in the way it has quickly
established itself as a centre of academic innovation and
excellence within 10 years of its founding,” he said.