UTME: Sokoto Establishes School Of Remedial Studies

Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the establishment
of School of Basic and Remedial Studies to address continuous decline in the
number and quality of students from Sokoto State sitting for the Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The decision to
establish the school was part of the recommendation of a committee
headed by former INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, set up to look
into ways and means of reviving higher education in the old Sokoto
state, which now comprises of Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi.

the state Council on Emergency in Education adopted the recommendation
and gave the go-ahead for the establishment of the school.
school will offer quality training, by qualified teachers, to shore up
student’s basic skills to prepare them for examinations leading to
university admissions,” a statement issued by Mr Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, said.

It said the school will be equipped with requisite laboratories, classrooms and other top other facilities to enhance learning.

this development, all higher institutions of learning in the state have
been directed to stop conducting remedial programmes for senior school certificate examination (SSCE), and

“The new school will run remedial programmes
for SSCE and run IJMB as entry requirement into universities.

The school will also serve as a feeder institution for the State University.

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