Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Bauchi has attributed its recent inconsistent academic performance to the activities of insurgents in the north-east.
The Principal, Mrs. Binta Hassan Gangua, who made this known during the school’s 40th speech and prize-giving day ceremony recently, lamented that “in spite of undeniable landmark achievements since its inception, the college in recent years has been posting inconsistent academic performance since the advent of insurgency in the north-east.
“During the more than 43 years of its existence, the college has produced a number of professionals in many fields of human endeavour. Very notable among them are Hajia Aishatu Jibril Dukku, a former minister and now serving as member, House of Representatives and Mrs. Mabel Evwierhoma, Professor of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Abuja, among others.”
According to her, mindful of the inconsistency in the Higher Education Potential (HEP) for the last three consecutive years and what it portends for the future of students, the management of the college continues to intensify supervision and monitoring of teaching and learning in the college.
The principal said she places high premium on discipline, hard work, integrity and excellence, which are the driving force behind the huge successes recorded by the school.
Gangua said the college has a diversified and operational curriculum geared towards meeting the needs and aspirations of every learner and this is driven by the various heads of department in addition to the guidance and counselling unit which provides counselling support for all students.
Also speaking, the Director, Basic and Secondary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, J.A. Mbaakaa, who was the special guest of honour, said the event afforded stakeholders the opportunity to continue to promote the education of Nigerian children through programmes and activities where excellence and hard work are rewarded after six years of secondary education.
“This occasion gives us the opportunity to take stock of what we have achieved over the years and make projections for the future.”
While commending the graduating students and their parents, he said the college has laid a solid foundation for them to build on as they proceed to tertiary institutions for further studies.