- FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of pupils in class.
Promotional examination result for the students of FCT Senior Secondary Schools would be released next week.
The Acting Director, Administration and Finance of FCT Education Secretariat, Mrs. Maimagani Justina Abone, has disclosed.
Mrs Abone made the disclosure at the 22nd FCT annual book fair organized by FCT Educational Resource Centre in collaboration with FCT booksellers and publishers, in Abuja on Thursday.
She said the gesture was to evaluate the students and determine the class the child would go to.
“Every year our students write exam, the result of which will determine whether they will go to the next class or not. Promotion exam is a kind of evaluation to see how they can cope in the next class they are going to. For this year, the result will come out next week”.
She commended the performance of the students and urged them to study hard to achieve their dream.
She however said that basic certification examination result would be ready immediately for the benefit of the FCT students.
On the book fair, she said the event was part of the present administration effort at providing quality and sustainable education as well as developing reading culture.
She also emphasized that book reading culture should be embraced because it helps cognitive development, crime prevention and entrepreneurial skills.
She applauded the authors and publishers for their efforts in reinvigorating and sustaining reading culture in the country.
Speaking earlier, the Acting Director of Educational Resource Centre (ERC), Ibrahim Umar Sanda, said the centre assembled the best publishers to enable public have easy access to recommended text books directly from the publishers at affordable prices.
Sanda said the book fair was their contribution towards fighting against piracy and substandard educational material.
Also speaking on behalf of authors and publishers, The District Manager (North Central), Learn Africa plc, Abeen Emmanuel said piracy was one their major challenges as it has affected their business.
He appealed to government to take proactive measure to end the menace for the benefit of providing quality and sustainable education.
The book fair will be closed on the 22nd September, 2017.