Mr Nanle Dashen, the Plateau Commissioner for Education, has said that inadequate facilities, poorly- equipped science laboratories and inadequate and experienced professional teachers are the problems bedeviling education in the state.
Dashen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Monday that the ministry had commenced inspection of all public and private schools with a view to assessing available facilities in order to address their peculiar problems.
“So far, we have inspected nine schools in the Southern Senatorial Zone and we shall carry out same in the Central and the Northern Zones soon,’’ he said.
Dashen listed some of the schools inspected to include GSS Dokan Tofa, G.K. Memorial College, GSS Goepaal and Immaculate Heart College, Denshin, all in Shendam.
Others are Copper Memorial College, Langtang, Potter Memorial College, Kwalla, GSS Kwa, GSS Doemak, Quan Pan and GSS Tunkus in Mikang
“The present administration is making efforts to reposition the education sector through the provision of adequate staff, facilities and instructional materials to public schools to improve the standard.
“The plan is to ensure academic excellence in the state.’’
He said that the outcome of the inspection would enable the government to identify the needs of each school with a view to providing for it.
“We are doing everything possible to ensure excellence in Plateau’s education sector having realised that the future depends on the quality of education of its youths, “ he added.
The commissioner commended the management of mission schools in the state for its contribution to the educational development of the state.