As Yobe shines in UTME…

Social media across the North has been filled with joy due to the overwhelming success of Yobe public school students in their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME. The students have secured notable points, making them exceptional among their peers. This achievement can be attributed to the efforts of the former Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Muhammad Sani Idris.

He ensured that public school students receive comprehensive knowledge, enabling them to stand tall among their peers. Some Yobe students rank in the 99th percentile in the just-released JAMB results, catapulting them to the pinnacle of education excellence. Their performances are a testament to the solid foundation they received. As the saying goes, “the higher you go, the cooler it becomes,” but even the barometer for success has never measured Yobe’s achievements as being this remarkable! Notable scores include 346, 339, 338, 335, 330, 329, 328, and 324, which is unprecedented.

While some may argue that most results come from NTIC students, it’s worth noting that the school is fully funded by the Yobe state government, and Dr. Sani is the major factor behind this success. He regularly visited schools to ensure things were going in the right direction.

Prior to Dr. Sani’s appointment as Commissioner in 2019, Yobe’s education sector faced numerous challenges, including dilapidated classrooms, teacher shortages, and poor educational policies. However, since his takeover, significant transformations have occurred, resulting in students achieving excellent grades in both WAEC and NECO, as well as excelling in JAMB exams. It is indeed an exhilarating milestone for Yobe, witnessing public school students thrive in all educational pursuits.

Dr. Sani, a seasoned educationist with years of experience in the sector, has instilled the value of hard work and provided necessary support to our teachers and students. He regularly organised workshops for all school teachers, equipping them with the knowledge to help students excel academically.

As Dr. Sani departs from his role as commissioner for basic and secondary education in Yobe to lead the National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-school Children, we commend him for his contributions to the state’s education sector and wish him all the best in his new role.

Kasim Isa Muhammad,
Potiskum, Yobe state.