A strategy on the national rankings of senior secondary schools is about to be introduced by the National Senior Secondary School Education Commission (NSSEC).
Dr. Iyela Ajayi, the NSSEC executive secretary, made this announcement in Abuja while updating reporters on his accomplishments and plans to realign the Commission.
Ajayi stated that the Commission had established a National Policy on Senior Secondary Education, which has undergone several stages, and that the ranking will be based on benchmark performance by the various schools.
As per his statement, the Commission had initiated a campaign to persuade the state governors to support the NSSEC's goal, which would allow the states to utilize the budget for the advancement of secondary education.
The state governors had already started the process of creating their own state Senior Secondary Education Board, the executive secretary further disclosed.
“On my assumption of office in the month of June 2023 the Commission has been strategically embarking on several programmes towards repositioning of Senior Secondary Education in the Country.
“We all can attest to the fact that for a long time, this sun-sector was in total, hence the establishment of this commission by the immediate past administration of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, to reposition the sector for efficiency in grooming students for globally acceptable standard.
“The key mandate of the Commission is to prescribe and enforce Minimum Standard in all Senior Secondary Schools in the Country, and also serve as a regulatory and intervention agency in all our Senior Secondary Schools across the country,” he stated.