POOR READING HABIT OF THE YOUTHS LED TO MASS FAILURE IN 2013 JAMB RESULT–IFEANYI AGBEYEKE

 

 

A former permanent
secretary in the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, and
now a member of the State Civil Service Commission, Mr. Agbeyeke disclosed
during a book launch by Dr. Ferdinand Abera Onyekpeze at Ika National Hall,
Agbor on Saturday 25th May, 2013, that the failure that was recorded at
the  recently released Joint Admission
and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination was as a result of poor reading
habit.

Mr. Abeyeke,
stated that when a student refuses to prepare for any level of examination,
that child has prepared to fail. “That is what happened in the case of JAMB
result.”

He went further
to describe (JAMB) as a unique examination without syllabus that is
administered to those students who are preparing for higher institution. He
said that since there is no syllabus and no indication of area of study for the
students, all they need do is to study well and go though the past questions
for more directions and guides. 

According to him
“the students failed because they were not able to cope with the varied nature
of the examination. “In other words, any child who wants to pass JAMB must
cover everywhere that is associated with his course of study. For example, all
accounting students must be diligent in economics, mathematics, accounting and
English language.”

He concluded by
saying that the bottom line is that our children have to go back and read,
stressing that there is no short cut to any academic success. He  charged the youths to desist from devoting
all their time and efforts to watching home video, and the internet, rather
they should study their books so that they will make success out of their
education.       

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