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ODHA Majority leader, Ogunmolasuyi raises concerns over 2024 UTME Results

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo

Ondo State House of Assembly Majority leader, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi has expressed his disappointment over the overall performance of candidates in the
2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

He therefore called on parents to take a more active role in monitoring and guiding their children’s academic pursuits, emphasising the importance of limiting distractions and creating conducive home learning environments.

The Majority leader representing
Owo Constituency 1 and the Chairman, Southwest Majority Leaders advised that the government should play a more significant role in providing quality education and motivating teachers.

The recently released 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have revealed a concerning trend. According to the data, the overall pass rate was only 24%, indicating a 76% failure rate. This is a significant drop from the previous year’s pass rate of 60%. These results have sparked disappointment among stakeholders, particularly Oluwole Emmanuel Ogunmolasuyi, the Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly.

He stressed the need for government intervention, such as increasing the education budget, implementing teacher training programs, and improving school infrastructure, to ensure teachers are adequately equipped and motivated to impart knowledge effectively.

Ogunmolasuyi called for a collective effort by all stakeholders, including parents, government officials, and educators, to address the education sector’s challenges.

He stressed the importance of collaboration in improving the quality of education in Ondo State and Nigeria. expressing deep concern over the implications of the high failure rate on the future of education in the State.

He underscored the alarming number of candidates who did not meet the required threshold is a clear and urgent indication of underlying issues that demand immediate attention.

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“Parents should prioritize their children’s education and ensure that they are academically prepared and emotionally and psychologically supported. Parents should actively engage with their children’s educational journey, providing guidance and encouragement to help them succeed, thereby empowering them with the crucial role they play in their children’s education.

“Government intervention in addressing the education sector’s challenges is important Government should prioritize education and allocate adequate resources to improve infrastructure, enhance teacher training, and provide necessary student support systems.

There is need for teachers to be motivated and appreciated for their hard work and dedication.Teachers play a crucial role in shaping the nation’s future and should be adequately supported to perform their duties effectively”,he said

Ogunmolasuyi reiterated his commitment to working with all stakeholders to address the issues affecting the education sector in Ondo State.

He called for a collaborative effort from parents, government officials, educators, and the larger community to ensure that every child in Ondo State has access to quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

According to him, the critical role of education in societal development and the need for concerted efforts to enhance the educational sector cannot be overemphasized

He noted that he remain committed to supporting specific initiatives aimed at improving education in Ondo State, such as the provision of free textbooks to students, the establishment of more schools in rural areas, and the implementation of a comprehensive teacher training programme.

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