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Rivers State Ministry of Education

Account Of

Stewardship for

the Economic

Advisory Council 2007-2013 Financial, Objectives and Achievements 2008-2013

PORT HARCOURT RIVERS STATE NIGERIA

Account of Stewardship for the Economic Advisory Council 2007-2013


R I V E R S S TAT E M I N I S T R Y O F E D U C AT I O N

TABLE OF CONTENT INTRODUCTION (1)

ACCOUNT OF STEWARDSHIP (2)

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (5)

2010/2011

TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT

MEASUREMENT OF TEACHERS ACTIVITIES (MTA)

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHERS ASSURANCE

ACCESS AND EQUITY IN EDUCATION

STANDARD AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

2013 FREE EDUCATION

CONSTRUCTION OF 24 SCHOOLS

PORT HARCOURT RIVERS STATE NIGERIA

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Introduction Our journey in the Ministry of Education commenced in 2008, however, we have taken the liberty of chronicling the projects, programmes and achievements of the sector from 2007 to 2013 in order to consolidate on the gains, sustain the momentum and improve on areas not yet covered. It is the objective of the River State Ministry of Education to execute, deliver and give life to the dreams of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi CON thus discharging the mandate placed on the Education sector.

Vision Statement

To provide free and qualitative Education to the entire population of Rivers State

Mission Statement To provide citizens of Rivers State with standard and good Education in partnership with the private Sector, Parents, Non-Governmental Organizations and competent teachers in a conducive environment.

Slogans Operation clean and green Education for all is the responsibility of all

Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi, Hon. Commissioner,Rivers State Ministry Of Education.

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Account Of Stewardship (2007-2014) Background The Ministry of Education is headed by the Honourable Commissioner as a Political head while administratively it is headed by the Permanent Secretary. Education service delivery in the State operates through 8 departments and 5 units. The departments include: Administration, Finance and Accounts, Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS), Secondary Education, Primary/Teachers Education, Science and Technical Education, Inspectorate, Examinations and Records. The units are Women and Special Education, Higher Education, Special Duties, Early Childhood Care and Development Education, and Special Projects.

Functions Advise the State Government on Educational matters and policies Formulate in line with the overall policy of the State Government, educational policies, plans, programmes and strategies for implementation. Implement National Educational Policies in the State Monitor and supervise school administration and development in the State Ensure Compliance with Educational Policies and objectives of the State Implement special and designated educational programmes of the State Government; Formulate and implement policies in respect of tertiary institutions in the State. Co-ordinate and supervise tertiary institutions owned by the State. Procure and distribute educational materials in the State. Build and maintain educational structures and infrastructures. Co-ordinate and supervise private schools and public school activities in the State

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2007 1.0

Prior to the inception of the administration of the Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON, Rivers State belonged to the unenviable league of educationally disadvantaged states. The last attempt to reform the Sector was probably the introduction of the secondary schools in the late 1970s. In October 2007, the Rivers State Government embarked on one of the most ambitious and farreaching education development projects in the country and this step has become a precursor replicated in several states in Nigeria. The high point of this roadmap was the proposed construction of 750 model primary schools with modern facilities and the construction of 24 Model Secondary schools, 1 in each of the 23 local government areas.

2008 2.0

Action Plan/benefits Intended 2.1

Construction of 750 Model Primary Schools in the State Construction of 24 Mega model; secondary schools, 1 in each of the 23 local government areas of Rivers State Renovation and refurbishment of existing structures Training and re-training of teachers Taking over the payment of teachers salary by the Rivers State Government from the local government areas to facilitate prompt receipt of salaries by teachers. Structural and facilities upgrade in tertiary institutions in the state Award of Scholarships to academic staff Relocation of State owned university to permanent and befitting site Increased budgetary allocation to the Education Sector Adoption of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) The Ministry of Education also adopted the FIRE APPROACH:

a.Funding/Facilities b.Inspection c.Reward d.Evaluation

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Achievements 2.2 The Ministry of Education commenced the construction of 250 model primary schools in the

state fully equipped with modern facilities: 1000 seater auditorium, ICT, Library, Sports field, basketball pitch, demonstration farm, etc. Also the construction of 12 Model Secondary Schools commenced and at the end of 2008 were at various levels of construction. The Ministry embarked on renovation works in primary and secondary schools. Some of the schools renovated are; St. Andrews Primary School, Diobu, Army Day Secondary School, Bori Camp, State School Orogbum, Model Girls Secondary School Orominieke. It also embarked on project operation “Clean and Green�. The objective of the programme was to ensure the constant and continuous maintenance of a clean environment in schools and the greening of the environment. The project was launched in all schools in the state and became an anthem. The Ministry of Education also raised a taskforce to stop the use of school premises for extra curricula activities which are outside what the school is meant for by third parties.

2009 3.0

On the 19th of February 2009, the ministry unveiled its re-branded Vision and Mission Statements. The presentation was aimed at re-awakening the spirit of commitment, seriousness and determination in all stakeholders. The ministry of education also set out to accomplish the under listed:

Construction 3.1 The Ministry of Education commenced the construction of an additional 100 Model Primary

Schools in Rivers State. It also commenced the landscaping, fencing and furnishing of the schools immediately the schools were completed.

Examination Malpractice 3.2 The Ministry of education began the year by waging war on examination malpractice in order

to ensure that there was an improvement in the West African Examinations Council result of students in Rivers State. In view of which on the 19th of March 2009 the ministry of Education in partnership with First City Monument Bank FCMB organized a sensitization Workshop. The high point of the programme was the inauguration of the Examination Ethics Marshalls whose terms of reference was to develop and submit a formal report on how the menace of examination malpractice can be curbed and conclusively extinguished.

Value Education 3.3 The Ministry of Education organized a National Quiz and Debate Competition in partnership

withPrivate Sector for students across the 23 local government areas of Rivers State.

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Scholarship Awards 3.3

The Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education awarded scholarships to students and lecturers of Rivers extraction for undergraduate and post graduate degrees abroad. In 2009 the Ministry of Education awarded scholarships to 95 students to study in Russia, 227 students to study in Malaysia. One of such awardees on the completion of her studies in Aberdeen Scotland, United Kingdom, has been employed by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. Another Rivers Indigene Gomiluk Otokwoala based on his excellent performance was awarded a scholarship by the University to pursue a Master of Laws degree in Harvard Law School. 51 undergraduate students to study in UK, 6 academic staff to study in UK and Scotland and award of special scholarship to physically challenged in Rivers State

3.4

The Ministry of Education in partnership with the British Council and Cambridge University organized training for teachers in Rivers state. “The training covered� TKT Essentials and the test of English Language among others. Certificates were given to successful teachers who underwent the programme and continuous monitoring was done by the British Council to ensure that what they have been thought is put to use.

Teacher Education And Continous Training

The Ministry also organized a mini summit for the principals of secondary schools in Rivers State. This programme was broken into practical and syndicate sessions. The participants were trained in leadership and school management.

Registration Of Rivers State Students For NECO Examination 3.5

The Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education ensured the registration of a total number 29,732 at no cost to their parents or guardians to ensure effective preparation and participation for the June NECO Examination.

Provision Of Free Text Books 3.6

The Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education commenced the distribution of free Books to all schools in Rivers state at the commencement of the new academic year. The books which are curriculum based numbering about 3.5 million were sent to primary and secondary schools in September.

Payment Of Teachers Salary 3.7

In the bid to eliminate the complaint of lack of prompt payment of teachers salary, the Rivers State Government took over the responsibility of payment of teachers from the local government areas.

Relocation Of RSUST 3.8

The Rivers State University of Science and technology is in the process of being relocated to its permanent site, however in the interim the Rivers State Government has undertaken the renovation of its infrastructure and provision of equipments.

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Upgrade Of The University Of Education 3.9

The Rivers State University of Education by a Bill of the Rivers State House of Assembly has been upgraded to a University of Education, that is, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.

Migrant Fishermen Children School 4.0

The Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education has made provision for the education of children of nomadic or migrant fishermen who are constantly moving through fishing ports. This programme is called the Migrant Fishermen Children School. Teacher are deployed to these areas in boats to facilitate and ensure the education of the children in accordance with the school calendar and curriculum.

2010/2011 Teachers Development 4.0 In the 2010/2011 session, the Ministry of Education continued the training of Primary school

teachers in partnership with British council & the University of Cambridge through the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP). The teachers were trained on Curriculum compliance, Classroom management, Lesson plan, Attitude to work and Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT Essentials). The Ministry of Education ensured that a standard training & capacity building programme for teacher education was put in place and in the period under review another 3,000 teachers were trained and certified bringing the number to 6,000 teachers who have been trained by the British Council.

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Measurement Of Teacher Activities (MTA) 4.1

The Ministry commenced the procedure for conducting an MTA on teachers (to identify how teachers perform on the job in order to identify best performing Teachers, those that need additional training/development and those that are ineffective. The Ministry commissioned a consultant, NARITA LEARNING CENTRE whose terms of reference was to: Evaluate the performance level of the teachers in the classroom as well as standards of teaching generally against the backdrop of educational outcomes, expectations and standards of Government; 路Identify teachers' training needs, evaluate the effectiveness of previous training, and highlight developmental areas in general, and formulate effective strategies to meet them. Review school governance procedures and extensive in depth teachers and school audit.

The consultant presented their report in March 2013 and based on the report the Ministry of Education and the boards will develop a new approach towards teacher education, planning and management.

Career Development and Teachers' Incentives: 4.2

The Ministry of Education has institutionalized career development for teachers by introducing new career structure that addresses current issues and meets requirements through a recognitions, rewards and awards system. The Ministry of Education annually recommends to the Federal Ministry of Education teachers who have excelled in various areas of teaching, administration and school governance among others for recognition and reward. In the model secondary schools, teachers' quarters are provided as well as facilities for extra curricular activities. The Ministry of Education conducted a workshop on capacity building initiatives for empowering adults and non-formal education teachers, facilitators and managers. In the year under review, the Ministry also engaged consultants to embark on a statewide assessment exercise of teachers to capture qualifications,competencies and skills gaps.

Standard And Quality Assurance 4.3

The Ministry of Education set out to review the inspectorate and monitoring departments of the ministry and the boards in order to bring the unit in line with national minimum guidelines on quality assurance as provided by the federal Ministry of Education and as such, it set out to: Set-up a Committee to review or draw up a new Inspection/Supervision structure that will be deployed by M.O.E.,SUBEB, PPSB etc and develop a new standard format for inspection and supervision of schools Conduct capacity building workshop for Inspectorate/Supervision staff of M.O.E., SUBEB, PPSB etc Train Principals and Heads of Primary Schools on how to supervise/inspect their Teachers Conduct workshop on human capacity development Upscaling the roles of school leaders in Quality Assurance

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Curriculum Development 4.4

Ministry of Education retains responsibility for Curriculum Development and review. It effected the purchase, implementation and distribution of Quality Assurance Handbooks and the 9-year Basic Education Curriculum Handbook to all schools in Rivers State. The Ministry also conducted a workshop on the use of the Curriculum and the art of lesson note writing for school teachers. The 2007 Basic Education Curriculum has been domesticated, enriched and distributed. The National Basic Education curriculum is the minimum standard which Rivers State has adapted to the specific needs of the state

4.5

Strengthening Institutional Management Of Education In Rivers State Sensitization Of Education Managers And Policy Makers.

4.5.1 The Ministry of Education organized a sensitization campaign for zonal directors, local government education authority, education secretaries, directors and supervisors from the ministry of education, Universal Basic Education Board and Senior Secondary Schools Board. The essence of this workshop was to create awareness on education policies and direction of implementation.

School Census 4.5.2 The Ministry of Education in its bid to provide

adequate and correct data facilitated the management of education data gathering, processing and analysis, review and development of guidelines for school census data gathering. It also ensured that awareness was created for a better understanding of school census and to achieve agreeable and correct census data . The ministry further ensured that:

School census gathering was done jointly with PPSB & SUBEB for uniformity, Training of officers responsible for data gathering and analysis to enhance better recording and keeping of data and analysis thus improving the Capacity of census officers. Implementation of the State EMIS guideline, streamlining Education Management Information System (EMIS) activities in the Ministry and parastatals Posting and appointment of key and professional officers as effective tools for gathering, recording and retrieval of data to ensure professionalism. Training of Principals, Headmasters and Zonal Directors, ES, on modalities of gathering data on school census. Strengthening data links, between M. O. E., SUBEB & PPSB, better record keeping, and professionalism in data gathering Conclusively, the Ministry made certain that the annual Census for 2010/2011 was conducted.

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Access And Equity In Education School Enrollment

5.0 In the year under review, the Ministry of Education conducted advocacy and sensitization

workshop on school enrolment and retention in the 23 LGAs. The essence of the campaign is to ensure pupils/students are sent to school by their parents. The ministry also stated that parents who do not allow their children to go to School would be liable for a jail term as prescribed by the Schools Rights(parents,children and teachers) law 2005 , Ministry of Education and Social Welfare are partnering to achieve this goal and the process is still on going.

Construction And Furnishing 5.1 The Ministry also facilitated the construction and furnishing of more Primary Schools in the

highly urbanized LGAs and with the establishment of more Schools in various neighborhoods, access was enhanced & more children attended School. Also the equipping of the Primary Schools with state -of-the-art facilities,desks, chairs & libraries was facilitated.

Free Education 5.2

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Constitution Of The Universal Basic Education Board and the Senior Secondary Schools Board 5.3

The boards were constituted and sworn in by the commissioner for education, Dame Alice LawrenceNemi.The Universal Basic Education Board Law and the Senior Secondary Schools Board law were amended to reflect the necessary changes and to include the provision on school based management boards in the laws.

Data Base 5.4

The Ministry liaised with the UBE Commission to provide accurate data and statistics on school locations, student enrolment, staffing, teacher-student ratio to reflect reality and this was done through a needs based assessment of schools.

Secondary School Infrastructure: 5.5

In the year under review the Ministry of Education decided to renovate its secondary schools to accommodate the excess from the model secondary school projects. The Educomp Solutions Ltd, India became the school managers for the 24 model secondary schools in Rivers State and a single school model under one principal was implemented for all secondary schools.

5.6

The Ministry of Education in the year under review stated that no student shall be admitted into any secondary school in the state in the final year (examination) class (i.e. SS3 or JS3) as a definite measure to curb examination malpractice. It also commenced procedures to collate the biometric records of students in Rivers state and mandated teachers to closely supervise and monitor their students in order to imbibe good conduct in the students and curb vices early

Value Education:

2011 /2012 6.0 6.1

Free Education, The Ministry of Education commenced the year by flagging off the distribution of free books, uniforms, sportswear and sandals to the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State. The distribution of materials covered the 899 primary schools and 226 secondary schools in the state.

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Local Govt Area AABUA/ODUAL

BONNY

IKWERRE

OGBA/EGBEMA

HOADA EAST

DEGEMA

KHANA

NDONI

AHOADA WEST

ELEME

OBIO/AKPOR

OPOBO/NKORO

AKUKU TORU

EMOHUA

OGU/BOLO

OYIGBO

ANDONI

ETCHE

OKRIKA

PORTHARCOURT

ASARI TORU

GOKANA

OMUMA

TAI

116, 527 secondary school students received free books in the 2011/2012 academic session in the following order: SS 1 = 37932, SS 2 = 38703, SS 3 = 39890. Distribution of free books for the junior secondary continued till the end of the year under review. The table below provides details on the distribution of school uniforms to primary school pupils in the current school year. This data is as at the beginning of March 2012 and additional deliveries have been made in the current month. We experienced supply difficulties originally but have devised means of accelerating the supply of the key items especially school bags in order to protect the books that have been fully distributed. Emphasis has been placed on delivering uniforms first to pupils in the intake classes.

School Uniform Distribution Report LGAs COVERED

21

SCHOOLS COVERED

154

PUPILS COVERED

78737

ITEMS SUPPLIED

UNIFORM

BAGS

SHOES

SPORT SHOES

SPORTS WEARS

77784

27694

24017

29352

31265

However as at December 2012, the 899 Primary schools in Rivers State were provided with uniforms.

Teaching Force And The Need For Recruitment 6.2

A formal presentation was done by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi, before His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State on the need to recruit more teaching staff especially in core subjects due to dearth of qualified teaching staff in the education sector as a result of disengagements from the service, retirement, death or incapacitation. This was viewed against the backdrop that recruitment of teachers was long overdue and if nothing is done the qualified teacher per pupil ratio will fall to 1:70. Below are tabular representations of the issues raised.

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S/NO

LGA

NO. OF SCHOOL

STUDENTS POPULATION

NO. OF TEACHERS

CLASS RATIO

1

ABUA/ODUA

11

4640

79

59

2

AHOADA EAST

12

5431

118

46

3

AHOADA WEST

13

4622

89

52

4

AKUKU-TORU

4

793

21

38

5

ANDONI

10

3887

49

79

6

ASARI-TORU

11

2029

68

30

7

BONNY

5

2140

20

107

8

DEGEMA

10

1980

65

30

9

ELEME

5

4163

133

31

10

EMOHUA

20

7223

167

43

11

ETCHE

17

9700

172

56

12

GOKANA

12

6050

141

43

13

IKWERRE

12

5543

183

30

14

KHANA

22

13687

274

50

15

OBIO/AKPOR

15

15100

723

21

16

OGBA/EGBEMA/NDONI

17

10614

164

65

17

OGUBOLO

3

809

17

48

18

OKRIKA

5

1967

62

32

19

OMUMA

4

1725

22

78

20

OPOBO NKORO

3

536

21

26

21

OYIGBO

4

2161

80

27

22

PORT HARCOURT

12

8986

471

19

23

TAI

24

TOTAL

10

5860

99

59

237

119646

3238

37

6.3 SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS PROPOSED RECRUITMENT 2011/2012 The number of Senior Secondary Schools in the State = 245.

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SUBJECT

S/NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

TEACHERS NO REQUIRED

ENGLISH LANGUAGE MATHEMATICS COMPUTER STUDIES CIVIC EDUCATION BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS FURTHER MATHEMATICS AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDU .ACCOUNTING COMMERCE LIT. IN ENGLISH GEOGRAPHY GOVERNMENT CRK HISTORY FINE & APPLIED ARTS MUSIC FRENCH ECONOMICS TECHNICAL DRAWINGS HOME MANAGEMENT FOOD & NUTRITION CLOTHING & TEXTILE GENERAL METAL WORK BASIC ELECTRICITY ELECTRONICS AUTO. MECHANICS BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WOOD WORK

1225 1225 1225 1225 735 735 735 245 735 490 490 490 245 490 735 735 735 245 490 490 735 245 490 490 245 245 245 245 245 245 245

NO ON ROLL

366 208 8 70 227 198 60 226 62 141 50 3 121 220 119 204 26 2 29 202 84 67 45

3

NO TO BE EMPLOYED NOW

369 527 490 490 100 295 430 245 264 183 24 195 487 124 45 176 91 150 70 266 91 271 228 100 100 10 20 20 20 20 20 5921

Note: Number of teachers proposed = 5921 Salary of one teachers at GL 8/5= N76,000.00 Total monthly salary for teachers = 76,000 x 5,921 = N449, 996, 000.00

6.4 Universal Basic Education Board (UBE) PRIMARY SCHOOLS PROPOSED RECRUITMENT S/NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

SUBJECT English Mathematics Basic science Basic technology Physical/health education Computer science/ict Agricultural science Home economics Entrepreneurship CRk/Islam Social studies Civic education Security education Cultural/creative arts French

TEACHER ALLOCATION 1,000 1,000 200 100 200 300 100 130 150 100 150 200 50 250 300

BASIC SCIENCE/ TECHNOLOGY PRE-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

RELIGIOUS/VALUE EDUCATION

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Amount allocated for Primary and Junior Secondary Teachers = N550,000, 000.00 Number of teachers for Primary Schools=4,230 Number of teachers for the Junior Secondary Schools=3,000 Total number of teachers to be employed=7,230

6.4.2 Junior Secondary Schools Proposed Recruitment S/NO

SUBJECT

TEACHER ALLOCATION

1

ENGLISH

2 3

MATHEMATICS

4

BASIC TECHNOLOGY

5

PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION

6

COMPUTER SCIENCE/

7

ICT

S/NO

600 600 200 200 200 200 100

BASIC SCIENCE

SUBJECT

TEACHER ALLOCATION

1

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

2

HOME ECONOMICS

3

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

4

CIVIC EDUCATION

5

SECURITY EDUCATION

6

CULTURAL/CREATIVE ARTS

7

FRENCH

600 600 200 200 200 200 100 100 200 100 100 200 200

BASIC SCIENCE/ TECHNOLOGY PRE-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RELIGIOUS/VALUE EDUCATION

Total Number Of Teachers To Be Employed=3000 Total Amount=N228,000,000.00 Grand Total Of All Teachers To Be Employed =13,151

Teacher Training, Development And Certification In the year 2012, the Ministry of Education organized in-service training for teaching staff in partnership 6.5 with the private sector in order to ensure that teachers are well equipped and relevant to the terrain

within which they are found. The Ministry of Education is committed to continuous retraining of teachers under a mandatory continuing professional development programme. The table below provides a score card on the training of teachers: TRAINING PROGRAMME

SERVICE PROVIDER/ COLLABORATOR

NO. OF TEACHERS TRAINED

ICT Proficiency

Linkserve

432 in 29 schools (on-going)

Techniques of Teaching

Learn Train/ British Council

5,500 (on-going)

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TRAINING PROGRAMME

6.6

SERVICE PROVIDER/ COLLABORATOR

English Language Skills

Etisalat/ British Council

Mathematics Skills

National Mathematics Centre

NO. OF TEACHERS TRAINED

40 All mathematics teachers in the State

Curriculum Development And Deployment The Ministry concluded the domestication of the national curriculum on education with the support and input of external consultants. We have concluded adaptative training of teachers at all levels for the implementation of the updated curriculum. Implementation of the new curriculum started in the year under review and most schools have fully adopted the new curriculum in all their teaching and learning materials.

6.7 Student Enrolment

Gross Enrolment Rate (GER Gross Enrolment rate for primary schools in the State is 84.32%, 86.04% and 90.0% for the 2009/2010 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 academic years respectively. The corresponding school enrolments for the years under review are 244,268 and 258,785.

GER for Primary Schools (2010 – 2012) GROSS ENROLMENT RATE

YEAR

TOTAL

2010 2011 2012/2013

234,406 244,268 258,785

M

F

44.20 48.1 50.4

40.12 40.8 39.6

84.32 86.04 90.0

Junior Secondary 2006-2013 Male

Female

Grand Total

2006

61381

67358

128,739

2007

69437

70175

139,612

2008

69437

70175

2009

28489

35170

36874

100,522

2010/2011

40394

40245

47005

127,306

2012/2013

59389

67784

139,612

127,173

Enrolment at the End Of The 2010/11 School Year Was as Follows: SCHOOL LEVEL

NUMBER OF PUPILS ENROLLED

PRIMARY

244,268

JUNIOR SECONDARY

127,306

SENIOR SECONDARY

116,958

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Enrolment data obtained for the 2010/2011 school year showed a total of 244,268 primary school pupils. The graph below provides the distribution of primary school pupils by LGAs and gives an indication where our resources are most needed.

Senior Secondary enrolment has increased to 119,646 at the start of the academic year and is expected to rise further by time the mid-year census is rounded off.

6.8 ECCDE

Penetration

The Ministry of Education broke new grounds in Early Childhood Care Development and Education (ECCDE) coverage. There was significant increase in enrolment in 2011/2012 despite the fact that the programme was dodged by the dearth of trained teachers as seen in the graph below. In the year under review, there were 2,723 teachers and 76,111 pupils enrolled for the programme. The teacher population declined by about 10% while the teacher student ratio was 28:1 as against 15:1 prescribed for this lowest stratum in the school ladder. However, this programming has expanded with the commissioning of the model primary schools and inclusion of an ECCDE class in every model primary school in the state with qualified teaching staff. The contributions of the Empowerment Support Initiative Foundation cannot be over emphasized as it is predominantly ECCDE based.

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80,000 70,000 60,000

Nos of ECCDE Centres

50,000 40,000

Pupils Enrolment for ECCDE

30,000

Nos of ECCDE Volunteer Teachers

20,000 10,000 0

2007/8

6.9

2007/9

2009/10

2010/11 2011/12

Monitoring Learning Achievement

RIVERS STATE WASSCE PERFORMANCE FROM 2006-2010 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% RIVERS STATE WASCE PERFORMANCE FROM 2006-2010

30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

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6.9.1

WAEC Analysis 2007-2013 rd

Rivers state placed 3 in the entire federation YEAR

TOTALSAT

TOTAL

PERCENTAGE

POSITION

2007

86,811

41,866

48.23

3RD

2008

98,397

48,343

49.13

2ND

2009

80,790

34,736

43.00

6TH

2010

43,117

13,875

32.18

9TH

2011

61,046

29,510

48.34

4TH

2012

59,515

36,870

61.95

3RD

2013

65,227

37,736

57.85

3RD

70000 60000

57864

56359 51801

53208

50000 40000

PASS

30000

FAILURE 20000 ABSENT 10000 4246 338 850

338 4062

4452 1104

100

YEAR-2009

YEAR-2010

YEAR-2011

YEAR-2012

56359

51801

53208

557864

FAILURE

850

4240

3881

ABSENT

100

3380

4062

4452 1104

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Infrastructure Development

6.10.1 Construction Of Model Primary Schools

In the year under review a total of 477 model primary schools were under various levels of construction. 247 were completed and 29 are completed and fully functional. The table below provides a detailed summary of schools completed in the various Local Government Areas in 2012. LGA

LGA

COMPLETED SCHOOLS MODEL 250 MODEL 150

ABUA/ODUA AHOADA EAST AHOADA WEST AKUKU-TORU ANDONI ASARI-TORU BONNY DEGEMA ELEME EMOHUA ETCHE GOKANA IKWERRE

4 8 7 1 7 3 5 4 11 18 10 9 15

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

MODEL 100

1 2 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 5 2 3

MODEL 250 MODEL 150

KHANA OBIO/AKPOR OGBA EGBEMA

1

4

19

0

7

8

0

2

0

0

3

OGUBOLO

7

OKRIKA

5

OPOBO NKORO

MODEL 100

15

NDONI

OMUMA

3

0 0

2 2 0

6

0

PORT HARCOURT

13

4

5

TAI

9

0

2

OYIGBO

TOTAL

COMPLETED SCHOOLS

190

10

1

47

FURNITURE: Contracts for the furnishing of 133 model schools were awarded to various contractors out of which 70 schools have been completed while the remaining 63 are at advanced stages of completion. LANDSCAPING: 119 schools were landscaped in addition to the 29 already completed schools. FENCING: Contracts for the fencing of 218 schools were awarded to various contractors. 148 were completed and the remaining 70 were at various stages of completion.

6.10.2

Construction Of Model Secondary Schools

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In 2012, construction works were ongoing in 12 out of the 24 model secondary school buildings in the 23 local government areas, with significant progress made at two locations namely; Tai and Etche local governments areas which were at finishing stages while the other two locations (Ahoada east and Abua-odua) were still at preliminary stages.

It is worthy of note that the Model Secondary School, Ebubu, Eleme is fully completed.

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University Of Education Development In the year under review,the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education became functional with 6 faculties and 36 departments of study. 513 academic staff and 809 non academic staff are currently in the university's employment. Over 5,700 students have been admitted into the institution since it became a full-fledged university.

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The following projects were undertaken by the authorities of the school with the funds released to them : Construction of Deployment of ICT centre with over 425 computers into a campus wide network at the Rumuolumeni campus with full data, voice and internet connectivity. Deployment of web based schools management portal. Deployment of online UTME testing (post jamb) which is a sector standard. 4000 students tested online. Upgrade of University health services unit including laboratories. Fencing of University Land at Rumuolumeni Construction of Drainages Renovation of existing hostels in all the campuses Purchase of 10 Toyota corolla cars Library upgrade Construction of additional staff quarters Renovation of provost lodge Computerization of library, registry and bursary departments. Affiliation expenses Procurement of Toyota Camry car for chairman of council.

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ICT Readiness Introduction The Rivers State Government in a bid to give quality and world class education to its citizen embarked on the construction and equipping of new model schools and major upgrading of all old schools across the twenty three (23) local government areas of the state. The project which is made up of many phases includes the deployment of basic but yet world class ICT infrastructure in all model schools with the intent of bringing ICT closer to all and sundry in the state. It also aims at improving the standard of education through the use of e-learning and school management tools developed to meet the needs of the Rivers State Ministry of Education ICT policy for schools as well as the emerging ICT for education in the country. As at 2012, contracts have been awarded for the equipping of 75 schools with ICT facilities, out of which 36 are fully equipped. The remaining 39 are at various stages of installation. The Ministry has deployed ICT facilities in the 29 functional primary schools and trained the staff of these schools to effectively utilize the computers. This project is ongoing and will ultimately be deployed to all the model schools at various stages of completion. Teaching materials are filed and vetted on-line by teachers and their supervisors and data on school enrolment and attendance are deployed in real time. The Ministry is doing this in partnership with an ICT Company APTECH LTD.

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6.13

School Based Management Committees The Rivers State Ministry of Education sponsored an Amendment to the Rivers State Universal Basic Education Law, 2005 captioned ''The Rivers State Universal Basic Education (Amendment) Law 2012. The law as passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly will create School Management Committees in primary and junior secondary schools. The law also provides that members of the committees be remunerated so as to attract commitment. The management committees will be headed by a reputable and retired Head Teacher of a primary school (for the school management committee of a primary school), or retired principal of a junior secondary school ( for the school management committee of a secondary school).The Ministry has put machineries in motion for the training of members of the committees .

6.14

Quality Assurance The State Executive Council approved a draft Bill for the establishment of an Agency on Education QualityAssurance in the State. The said bill was passed into law after going through the mandatory readings in the Rivers State House of Assembly. The Law creates the Agency with the following functions: To take over and perform the statutory functions, rights, interests, obligations and liabilities of the departments/units responsible for the inspection, supervision and monitoring of public and private schools in the State before the commencement of the Law. Its powers shall supersede any person/body who before the coming into force of the Law, was vested with the responsibility of inspection, supervision and monitoring of scoolsch

6.15.0 Value Education 6.15.1 State-wide Secondary School Essay Competition Community Secondary School, Alode – First Position (Rivers South-East Senatorial Zone) Government Secondary School, Eneka – Second Position (Rivers East Senatorial Zone) Government Secondary School, Okumgba – Third Position (Rivers East Senatorial Zone)

Governor's Debate Cup Competition (Governor's Cup) JUNIOR LEVEL: 6.15.2 Obio/Akpor Local Government Area – First position

Etche Local Government Area – Second Position Khana Local Government Area – Third Position SENIOR LEVEL: Port Harcourt City Local Government Area – First Position Asari Toru Local Government Area – Second Position Etche Local Government Area – Third position 6.15.3Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) Catch

Them Young Competition October/november 2011

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Essay Competition: Community Comprehensive Secondary School Rumukwurushi - First Position Archdeacon Brown Education Centre – Second Position Model Girls Secondary School Rumueme – Third Position

Debate Competition: Model Girls Secondary School Rumueme – First Position Model Secondary School GRA – Second Position Archdeacon Brown Education Centre – Third Position NLNG All Secondary School Science Quiz Competition November 2011 6.15.4 Community Comprehensive Secondary School Rumukwurushi -First Position Community Secondary School Opobo Town - Second Position Degema National High School (DNHS) Degema -Third Position

MONI PULO All Secondary School Science Quiz Competition February 2012 6.15.5 Nwobodo Ifeoma – 1st Position (Community Secondary School Abuloma) Saviour Joshua – 2nd Position (Federal Government College Port Harcourt) Peter Maxwell – 3rd Position (National High School, Buguma)

6.16

Awards Received By The Ministry Of Education: First Position (National) UBE Best Performance Award 2009 First Position (Zonal) UBE Best Performance Award 2012 2012 Spellbound SUPER DAD Award to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for Education development in Rivers State. Babs Fafunwa Education Prize for Service Excellence 2012

7.0 7.1

2013 Free Education The Ministry of Education commenced the year by flagging off the new academic year with the distribution of Free books, Sandals, sportswear, bags and Uniforms in all 23 local government areas of Rivers State.

Distribution Of Free Books For Libraries 7.2 The Rivers State Government apart from providing free books to pupils

and students in Rivers State is also furnishing school Libraries, as at 2013, 200 model primary school libraries have been fully furnished with library books across the 23 local government areas of Rivers State.

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Construction Of Schools 7.3 The Rivers State Government from inception set out to build ultra modern schools known as model

primary and mega model secondary schools across the 23 local government areas of Rivers State. Currently 500 hundred schools are at different levels of completion. Out of this 500, 200 schools are fully completed, 138 are fully completed and functional, and this is a continuous process. 237 have been fully landscaped while 218 have been fully furnished. 7.4.0Schoolbased

Management Committees

7.4.1Functionality

Of School Based Management

The ministry of education also conducted a workshop and training for Community Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, Nigerian Union of Teachers, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria Women Leaders, Faith Based Organizations, Nigeria Labour Congress and Non-governmental Organizations on their roles regarding the functionality of school based management committees. It is in the process of creating a work plan and mechanism for monitoring and co-ordinating the activities developed by the school based management committees. 7.5

Guidance And Counselling System (G & C) The Ministry of Education is developing a framework for effective guidance and counselling. It is also in the process of developing a policy and guidelines for effective guidance and Counselling in all schools in Rivers State. Also, the Ministry of Education is placing modalities to ensure that teachers who have just been recruited in guidance and counselling are sent to schools specifically to counsel and not to teach in order to align with the requirement of at least 1 guidance counsellor in each school. It is also in the process of organizing training for guidance counsellors across the state.

7.6

Monitoring Learning Achievement (MLA) The Rivers State Ministry of Education in line with the stipulations of the Universal Basic Education Act, 2004 established the necessity of the conduct of assessment of pupils' learning in basic education as a means of monitoring the progressive implementation of the universal basic education and its impact on pupils' achievement. To this end, the Ministry of Education conducted an MLA survey, Out-of-School Children Survey(OOSC) and Education Resource Mapping (ERM).

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The education resource mapping is designed with the primary purpose of showing the spatial distribution of education facilities across Rivers State. It encompasses the spatial distribution of schools across selected local government areas, spatial distribution of educational materials, classrooms, teaching aids, teachers availability and all critical resources for the success of education service delivery.

The out-of-school children survey is designed to determine the number of eligible but out-of-school children who should be enrolled in, and attending primary school in Rivers State, the survey was also a tool to ascertain why some parents keep their children/wards out of school to enable the Ministry of Education fashion out and implement corrective measures and; discover the number of indigent children in the state. These surveys were done by consultants on the behalf of the Ministry of Education to wit, Arbitrage Consults and Tarshish Communications Ltd. 7.7

An Impact Assessment Of Education Service Delivery In Rivers State The Ministry of Education conducted an impact assessment of education service delivery in Rivers State in order to ascertain whether or not the projects and programmes of the Rivers State government were effective in the lives of both pupils, parents and the general citizenry. It commissioned a consultant, FIRSTPLUS PLANNING CONSULTANTS LTD to undertake the daunting task of going over the investment of rivers state government in the education sector, item by item, to ensure that government i s g e t t i n g t h e n e c e s s a r y re t u r n s e x p e c te d i n t h e s e c to r.

Curriculum Development 7.8 The Ministry of Education ensured the domestication of the National Curriculum on Education in all its schools and has also trained teachers on the use of the curriculum in order to ensure effective service delivery. The New Senior Secondary Education Curricular has been received and implemented.

Ambassador Nne Furo Kurubo Model Secondary School, Ebubu 7.9

The Rivers State Government construction of 24 mega model secondary school structures with state-ofthe-Art facilities is at an advanced stage. The schools on completion are expected to cater for a 1,050 students. The Ambassador Nne Furu Kurubo model secondary school, Ebubu, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers state commenced full school activities and in fact has concluded one academic session. The Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education recently provided each child in the school with a tablet loaded with all the subjects in the curriculum.

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7.9b

EDUCOMP The management of the Mega-Model Secondary Schools in Rivers State has been handed over to an Education firm, Educomp Solutions Limited. The pilot school, Ambassador NnefuroKurubo Model Secondary School Ebubu as earlier stated,has commenced academic activities this October. Educomp Solutions is a leader in technology enabled k-12 education and shall deploy the latest pedagogy, rich in technology and ICT in teaching. All classrooms in the Model secondary Schools are EducompSmartClass enabled and this facilitates interactive learning which is a move away from chalk and board based learning. Also, the latest One-on-One learning management system (LMS) where each student and faculty will carry a laptop is also in place.

7.10

Renovation Of Old Schools In 2013 the Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education set out to completely renovate Port Harcourt Primary School and currently the school is a prototype of a model primary school. Model Secondary School, Amadi-Ama was also renovated. The Ministry of Education also furnished Navy Secondary School Borokiri with ICT.

Teacher Education And Development 7.11

In 2013, the Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education embarked on an unprecedented 13,151 teacher recruitment exercise. The exercise has since been concluded and the teachers have been posted through the Universal Basic Education Board and the Post Primary Schools Board to the 23 local government areas in the state. The Rivers State Ministry of Education also effected in–service training and induction for the newly employed teachers to ensure that they are prepped and grounded for their jobs. This it did in partnership with the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt.

7.10

Teachers Development Needs Assessment System Measurement Of Teacher Activities (MTA)

7.12.1 It is necessary to repeat this paragraph as the current position is still ongoing and the Ministry

of Education is on the verge of putting in place the recommendations of the consultant. The Ministry commenced the procedure for conducting an MTA on teachers (to identify how teachers perform on the job in order to identify best performing Teachers, those that need additional training/development and those that are ineffective. The Ministry commissioned a consultant, NARITA LEARNING CENTRE whose terms of reference was to: Evaluate the performance level of the teachers in the classroom as well as standards of teaching generally against the backdrop of educational outcomes, expectations and standards of Government; Identify teachers' training needs, evaluate the effectiveness of previous training, and highlight developmental areas in general, and formulate effective strategies to meet them. Review school governance procedures and extensive indepth teachers and school audit. The consultant presented their report in March 2013 and based on the report, the Ministry of Education and the boards will develop a new approach towards education planning and management. ACCOUNT OF STE WARDSHIP FOR THE ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 2007-2013

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7.13

Public Private Partnerships Public Private Partnerships allows for greater private sector participation in the delivery of infrastructure and services in Education. The Rivers State Ministry of Education is partnering with some private sector organizations to ensure that Education service delivery is effective in everyarea. These are EDUCOMP SOLUTIONS LTD for the management of the 24 model secondary schools, the German firm ZWH for the Port Harcourt Technical and Vocational Centre and APTECH LTD an ICT firm for the networking, infrastructure and software content of the Model schools.

Standard And Quality Assurance 7.14

The Rivers State Education Quality Assurance Agency Law 2012 has also been passed into law and it provides for the establishment of the Education Quality Assurance Agency which shall be responsible for carrying out quality assurance exercises in the inspection of both public and private schools in order to improve teaching and learning environment while also monitoring the activities of teachers. The Agency shall perform inspectorate, monitoring and evaluation functions and shall be responsible Further to this, the Rivers State Education Bill which is currently before the House of Assembly provides set standards for size of classrooms and other infrastructure which are in tandem with National minimum Standards. In 2013 the Agency commenced its responsibilities fully; it has recruited its staff and conducted training exercises to further equip them for the terms of reference of the agency.

Vocational And Technical Education 7.15

The Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Education has in pursuance of its reform agenda with respect to employment generation and job creation has, in collaboration with the ZWH (Zentralstelle fur die WeiterbildungimHandwerk), a German Company borne by the German Chamber of Crafts and the Assembly of Regional Chambers of Crafts, established the Port Harcourt Technical and Vocational Centre.The goal of the Centre is to train Rivers indigenes in all aspects of technical and vocational education, to wit, Fashion designing, Construction, metal and Wood work among others. Currently concluded the training of 30 instructors in Germany on the various aspects of vocational and technical education and as such learning activities are due to commence.

Education Management and Information Systems (EMIS) 7.16 The Ministry of Education has expanded and further equipped the Education Management Information

Systems unit (EMIS), domiciled in the Planning, Research and Statistics Department. The EMIS unit in the Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Board was established in 2005 by DFID. Cost work-plan and timetable of activities are prepared yearly by the Head of the unit and submitted to the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Education for approval. The Ministry ensures that all data required of the Ministry are domiciled with EMIS unit.

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7.17

Strengthening The Institutional Management Of Education 7.17.1 The Rivers State Education Sector Plan The Ministry of Education in partnership with UNICEF is in the process of designing its education sector plan for the next 5-10 years. The plan is at the finishing stages.The ministry of education has also put in place it’s education sector strategy plan for 2014-2015.

Rivers State Education Policy 7.17.2 The Ministry of Education in the year under review presented the Rivers State education policy to

stakeholders and the general public. The policy stipulates guidelines for the implementation of sectoral development plans. It represents the synthesis of the topical issues worth considering in the education sector of any developing nation.

The Rivers State Education Summit 2013 7.17.3 The highpoint of 2013 for the Ministry of Education was the Rivers State Education Summit. The summit th

th

held at the Banquet Hall Government House from the 25 -26 of March 2013. The theme was Enhancing Sustainable Development in Education.” The Summit was chaired by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the guest of honor wasNobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka. The keynote address was delivered by Proffessor Ayo Banjo former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and current Pro-Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.

7.17.4 Communiqué Issued At The End Of The Rivers State Education Summit Held At The Banquet Hall, Government House, Port Harcourt, March 25 – 26 2013. Preamble The Rivers State Education Summit organised on the broad theme: “Enhancing Sustainable Development in Education was held at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt under the auspices of the Ministry of Education”. The main objective of the summit was to review what has been happening in the Education Sector since 2008 and to find ways of consolidating and sustaining the achievements so far, as well as expanding activities to other key areas not yet covered. The Summit was attended by the Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON, the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Engr. Tele Ikuru, FNSE, members of the Rivers State Executive Council, Her Excellency Mrs. Stella Sosan, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State; Commissioners of Education from other States of the Federation, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Emeritus Prof. Ayo Banjo, Emeritus Prof. Tekena Nitonye Tamuno and Prof. Otonti Nduka, Prof. Nimi Briggs, Hon. Leyii Kwanee, Hon. Paul Ngo, Hon. Odein Ajumogobia, and other dignitaries and functionaries.

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The Summit acknowledged the active participation of all key stakeholders in the education sector. A total of Eight Hundred and Twenty-Four (824) participants from within and outside the State attended the summit and a total of 13 Papers were presented.The Summit noted the progress made since the inception of the administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in the education sub-sector which includes: Building of new model primary and secondary schools. Commencement of free education covering free books, sandals, bags and sportswear for public schools. Introduction of social services contributory levy. Preparation of Rivers State Education Policy 2012 and the School Based Management Guide Book and Policy. Recruitment of 13,000 teachers.

Summit Deliberations The summit extensively deliberated on the following: Implementing the new basic and secondary school education curricula: strategies and challenges. Quality teacher professional development in Rivers State. Emerging issues in teacher capacity building: recruitment of the new workforce. Access, quality and equity in primary and secondary education in Rivers State 2008 – 2013. Implementation strategies and challenges for education management in Rivers State: A case study of School Based Management Committees in Rivers State. Issues in Higher Education in Rivers State. Education in Rivers State 2008 – 2013: An Overview. E-Education 1,000 books per child. ICT & Application for Functional Education in Rivers State. Parents & State partnership toward functional and qualitative education in Rivers State. Rivers State Government's investments in Education: An Impact and Needs Assessment of Education Service Delivery. Funding Free Universal Primary and Secondary Education in Rivers State: A New Approach. The summit also had three syndicate sessions that extensively discussed the following issues: School Managers and the New Education Management Model in Rivers State The Role of Teachers in the New Schools Management Model A proposal for the Merger and Management of Junior and Senior Secondary Schools Impact of Teachers Retraining and Teachers Performance: Review of Teacher Retraining Program in Rivers State Impact of the New Model Primary & Secondary Education in Rivers State on Learner's Achievement Higher Education Potential Index (HEP) in Public Secondary Schools in Rivers State (in the light of achievements (A case study of WASSCE) and Impact/Needs Assessment of Education Service Delivery in Schools in Rivers State)

Tertiary Education in Rivers State: The Way Forward

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RESOLUTIONS After extensive deliberations the Summit made the following resolutions: Curriculum implementation for the revised Basic Education Curriculum will be in phases as prescribed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Commission (NERDC) There is need to review the programmes of Rivers State University Science and Technology / University of Education to be in tandem with demands of the new curriculum Textbooks should also be restructured in line with the revised Basic Education Curriculum Science and Technology education should receive a boost Management and teacher capacity should be built through refresher courses and re-certification programmes, ie Countinous Teacher Development All new teachers soon to be injected into the school system will be inducted to be able to grapple with demands of classroom teaching Quality Assurance shall be given the expected impetus through the activities of the Quality assurance Agency of the State Efforts will be made to redress all forms of disparities in learning outcomes due to gender, location and socio-economic background etc More programmes and facilities will be put in place to ensure that persons with special needs benefit maximally from mainstream education in the State Faith-based organizations to be involved in values re-orientation of pupils/students There is need for an education Master Plan that would be backed by law through the House of Assembly Communities be encouraged to take responsibility for developing curriculum and teach their local languages in schools within their communities The overall essence of the Rivers State Education policy is to produce individuals who are sufficiently st equipped to live and do business in the 21 century globalised world. This includes Peace Education. Parents are free to buy uniforms for their children, but the State Government will continue to provide two (2) pairs of school uniforms for each child Health Clubs should be established in schools with Red Cross Volunteers coming in to teach simple First Aid administration. There should also be a collaboration between Education and Health Ministries for the provisions of health facilities periodic talks, vaccinations etc Merger of Schools Recertification of Teachers

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Finally, the summit expressed its appreciation to the Governor H.E Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and urged him to continue to provide exemplary leadership and commitment to sustainable development of the education sector. The summit also appreciated the planners, paper presenters and participants and endorsed this periodic event as a veritable platform for interaction, information and knowledge sharing be sustained. The ministry of education has commenced full implementation of the resolution of the summit .

The Rivers State Education Bill 7.17.5 The Ministry of Education and the house of assembly have currently worked on the proposed Education

Bill which has been submitted to the House Committee on Education to both develop and make necessary recommendation in order to tailor it to the specific needs of education whilst incorporating certain extant provisions of the Rivers State Education Policy document.

The National Policy On Education 7.17.6 The Ministry of education is ensuring the implementation of the National Policy on Education which has been adapted to the Rivers State Education Policy. 7.18

Value Education The Ministry of Education sponsored three students from public school to represent Nigeria at the Euro-Asian International Debate Competition in Turkey. Rivers State students also came out tops at the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad(PAMO) The Ambassador Nne Furo Kurubo Model Secondary School dominated the NTA Children Arts and Crafts, Science and Technology exhibition Fair taking the first and second positions in the senior and junior categories. Spellbound Spelling Competition - October 2013 2013 Governor's Debate Cup Competition - September 2013 Moni Pulo All Secondary School Science Quiz Competition – February 2013 NLNG All Secondary School Science Quiz Competition - November 2013 Rivers State Ministry of Education sponsored the attendance of its students at the National High School Model United Nations Conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States. The students were assigned to committees and presented papers on several topical issues.

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Students Finance In Rivers State 2008-2013 7.19 The Rivers State Government to remove the state from the league of educationally disadvantaged

states and improve the manpower level of the state created the Rivers State Sustainable development Agency (RSSDA). A key object of the Agency is human capital development and capacity building in the areas of education and skills acquisition. Some of the human capital development programmes of this agency include the following:

Governor's Overseas Scholarship: This scheme is aimed at training young Rivers men and women in acquiring the best qualifications in the area of medicine, sciences, engineering, information and communications technology, oil and gas engineering and social sciences. Over 2000 students have benefitted from this scheme and it is on going

The Overseas Technical Training Scheme 7.20 This scheme is a way of preparing students of Rivers extraction to fill the immediate skills needed in the

oil and gas sector. The RSSDA is partnering with the United Nations Institute for Training and research (UNITAR) to execute this scheme. The first batch of 80 young men and women were sent to Norway and Namibia for training. 13 of the 80 are receiving training in instrumentation and automation, while the other 67 are undergoing training in skills like wielding, fabrication and drilling.

Graduate Work Experience Placement Scheme

7.21 This scheme is to train youth by way of internship in order for them to gain work experience for

the wider market. The agency is partnering with some corporate organizations.

The Rivers State Scholarship Board 7.22 The scholarship Board which is a parastatal of the Ministry of Education awards scholarships to

deserving Rivers indigenes for Masters and PhD degrees. Students studying in Nigeria 1039, students studying for their Masters degrees 301,students studying for their PhD 209,students studying overseas as undergraduate 154, Masters 44 and 6 PhDs. The Rivers State Ministry of Education is training students on scholarship in Malaysia, Russia, Germany, UK, and USA pursuing various courses. Over 100 students graduated from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia and 5 of them made First Class Honors.

School Census 2012/2013

7.23 The Ministry of Education has concluded modalities for executing the annual census for 2012/13

in line with the stipulation of the federal ministry of education. 7.24

Achievements Reviewed and restructure special Education especially migrant fisher folks education. Established elaborate Guidance and Counselling guidelines and procedures. Employment of 13, 151 teachers in the state to bring the teacher per pupil ratio down to minimum standards. Ensured adequate funding of education Functional and effective School Based Management Committees and ensure community membership/participation. Established ICT laboratories in schools.

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Set up a Central State-wide Education Sector Development Plan. Trained principals, vice-principals, head-teachers in school management. Established the Port Harcourt Technical Centre for vocational Education. The Ministry of Education has been provided with land at the Greater Port Harcourt City for the construction of a school for special needs education. Instituted new laws and enforced existing laws for strengthening the education system. Some of these laws are: the Child Rights Law, the Children (Parents and Teachers )Law 2005, the Universal Basic Education (Amendment) Law 2012, the Senior Secondary Schools Board Law, the School Based Management Policy and Guidebook, the Rivers State Education Policy. Created an incentive and reward system for teachers. Enhanced quality by the creation of the Rivers State Quality Assurance Agency. Implemented the Early Childhood Care and Development Education (ECCDE) especially in rural areas and provided an ECCDE class in all model primary schools in the State. Demolished illegal structures in school premises. Promoted sporting & educational competitions in schools Enforced the effectiveness of the Adult and Non-formal Education Agency Reviewed and restructured special Education especially migrant fisher folks education. Established and reviewed new policies for Guidance and Counselling. Set up a Central State-wide Education Sector Strategy Plan Constructed and Established Port Harcourt Technical and Vocational Training Centre and managed by a Germany Firm, Zentralstella Fur Die Weiterbildung in Handwerk(ZWH) Ongoing Construction of The New Rivers State University of Science and Technology Campus. Constructed and Established Workmanship and Technical Training Centre (WTTC), Bori, Rivers State Creation of School Based Management Committees in the Universal Basic Education and Post-Primary Schools Board Laws. Declaration of Free, Compulsory and Qualitative Basic and Senior Secondary Education . Establishment of the Rivers State Education Quality Assurance Agency Domestication of the 9-year Basic Education Curriculum and Break-down to Weekly Schemes of Work. Training on TKT Essentials Training and Certification in partnership with British Council and Cambridge University (over 9000 teachers trained). State Government took over the payment of teachers salaries from Local Governments. New Senior Secondary Education Curricular received and implemented. Increased pupils/students annual schools enrolment. Constitution of School-Based Management Committees (SBMCs) in all schools in Rivers State. Award of graduate and post-graduate scholarships (local and international) to deserving students in the State. Improved pupils/students learning achievement. Better teacher per pupils ratio. Implementation of the Early Childhood Care and Development Education (ECCDE) in all functional model primary schools. Increased pupils/students (schools) participation in both local & international educational competitions.

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Citation/brief Profile Of Dame Alice Lawrence-nemi, Commissioner For Education In Rivers State. Born into a respectable family in Okrika, Rivers State. Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi showed all the prospects of a great achiever early in life. Trained at the reputable Staffordshire University, United Kingdom where she obtained her LLB (Hons), she was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. In 1994, she became a member of the prestigious International Bar Association and she also holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration.

Legal Career Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi began her Legal practice as a Pupil-in-Chambers with the G.O.K.Ajayi & CO, Lagos. She is the Founding Partner of NEMI & NEMI (Barristers, Solicitors, & Arbitrators). Nemi & Nemi specializes in International Commercial Arbitration, Maritime Law, oil and gas mining leases, liquidation and receiverships, mergers and acquisitions.

Appointments As a Legal Practitioner, Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi was fully equipped to manage public office. She served as Chairperson, Law Center/Common Room Management Committee for the Nigeria Bar Association. Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi has been a Member of Rivers State Economic Advisory Council, the highest economic body of the State, since October 31, 2007, where she makes contributions to the development of the State. She was appointed Commissioner for Housing on April 4, 2008 and as the then Commissioner She changed the face of Rivers State. This hard working legal practitioner has been the Rivers State Commissioner for Education since 2009 having been re-appointed to the same position in 2011. The fact that Rivers State is a landmark State for education in Nigeria is proof of her indisputable and undeniable achievements.

Professional Memberships/others Member, Nigeria Bar Association. Member, International Bar Association. Member, International Federation of Women Lawyers. Member, Rivers State Economic Advisory Council. Member, Rivers State Planning Committee. Member, Council of Knights of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is a Certified Notary Public.

Awards And Accolades. Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi has bagged numerous awards of which are: 路National Platinum Quality Commissioner for Education of the Year Award (2009). 路Good Performance Award in Basic Education; Best in the South-South (2010). 路The Education Watch Award for Excellence (2010). Most Innovative Education Commissioner in the South/South by the President's Inter-School Debate Programme (2010).

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Rivers State Ministry Of Education Academic Competitions (quiz, Essay And Debate) State Level Moni Pulo All Secondary School Science Competition. Genius Illumina Science Quiz Competition. Spellbound Spelling Competition. Governor's Debate Cup Competition (Governor's Cup). Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) Catch Them Young Quiz, Debate and Essay Competitions. NLNG All Secondary School Science Quiz Competition. Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Inter- Secondary Schools Literary Competition. Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) Science Competition. ZONAL LEVEL Rivers State took: 1.First position at the South-South PTDF Quiz Competition, 2011. 2.Second position at the South-South PTDF Debate Competition, 2011. 3.Third position at the South-South President's Inter-Secondary School Debate Competition, 2011. 4.Fourth position at the PTDF South-South Essay Competition, 2011. 5 Second Position Centenary Debate competition, 2013.

National Competitions And Positions Semi-finalist 2011 President's Inter Secondary School Debate Championship. Semi-finalist 2011 PTDF Catch Them Young Quiz, Essay and Debate Competitions. Best Actor position, Annual National French Drama Competition, 2011. Fourth position, Annual National French Quiz Competition, 2011. Second position Project Exhibition Junior Category at the 18th National Jets Competition, 2012. Third position Senior Category Oral Quiz at the 18th National Jets Competition, 2012. Second position NNPC Zonal Annual National Quiz Competition, 2012. First Position South-South National Information Technology Whiz-kids Quiz Competition, 2012. First Position National at the PAN AFRICAN MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD PAMO, 2013.

INTERNATIONAL Third Position PAN AFRICAN MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD PAMO, 2013. Winners 2013 Spellbound Africa Spelling Competition. Winners Cultural Event 2013 World Debate Competition in Singapore.

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Achievements and Awards First Position (Zonal) UBE Best Performance Award 2009. First Position (National) UBE Best Performance Award 2010. Good Performance Award in Basic Education; Best in the Federation (2011). 2011 Spellbound SUPER DAD Award to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for Education development in Rivers State. AOPSHON GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR 2011 TO GOVERNOR AMAECHI FOR INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION. BABS Fafunwa Education Prize for Service Excellence, 2012. The 2010 Education Watch Award for Excellence NAPTAN Prestigious National Merit Award 2007 to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for outstanding service in the promotion of sound and qualitative Education in primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria. 2011 Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition Achievement Award to Rivers State Ministry of Education. 2012 Recognition Award by Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition. Winners 2008 Dubai Invitational Soccer Tournament. Award to the Governor of Rivers State Rt.Hon.Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi by the Commandant Nigerian Navy School, Borokiri, Port Harcourt for providing ICT facilities in the school. 2013 South South Silver Award for Best Practices in Education by Exam Ethics Marshals. 2013 Exam Ethics Marshals Most Improved State Award. Education Development Award to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi by Vintage Media, Abuja. Award of Excellence Performance in Education Development by Businessday Newspaper. 2013 MDG Award to Governor Amaechi for inspired Leadership role in Education. Our Hero Award to Governor Amaechi by Rivers State Union of Secondary Schools Media (Press) Club for the outstanding transformation in the education sector. Winners 2013 Spellbound Africa Spelling Competition. Winners Cultural Event 2013 World Debate Competition.

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Awards And Accolades

Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi has bagged numerous awards of which are:

National Platinum Quality Commissioner for Education of the Year Award (2009). Good Performance Award in Basic Education; Best in the South-South (2010). The Education Watch Award for Excellence (2010). Most Innovative Education Commissioner in the South/South by the President's Inter-School Debate Programme (2010). Good Performance Award in Basic Education; Best in the Federation (2011). ThisDay Award as Best Commissioner for Education (2011). Babs Fafunwa Education Prize for Service Excellence (2011). National Transformation Leadership Award (2011). Nigeria's Great Achievers of the Year Award (2011). The Most Outstanding Commissioner for Education in Nigeria (2011). Certificate Award of Appreciation from Anglia Ruskin University, England, in recognition of her invaluable contribution to education and youth empowerment in Rivers State and Nigeria. Conferment of Fellowship Award by the Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology for her service in education development. Honorary Member, Association of Nigerian Authors, Rivers State Chapter. Recognition Award by Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition. Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Development and Social Change by the Home Economics Teachers Association of Nigeria (HETAN). TimeNEWS 2012 LEADERSHIP GOLD AWARD. Award for Outstanding Contribution for Women Emancipation in Nigeria by Rivers State Women Association of America. Elechi Amadi Award for Literacy Advancement and Educational Development 2012 by STAN Communications. Most Outstanding Rivers Commissioner 2012 by Independent Monitor Newspaper. Ambassador for 'Child Rights to Education' by Silverbird Ostyles Stars Series. Award for the Development of Arts and Art Education in Rivers State by Art2Desire Ltd. STAN Honourary Membership Award towards the Development of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education in Rivers State. Award of Excellence in Recognition of Achievements in Education sector in Rivers State by Holy Rosary College Port Harcourt. Fellowship Award by the Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria (CIFCN) 2013. 2012 Andy Briggs Report Award for Outstanding Impact in Infrastructural Development. Award of Excellence by NTA Network Centre Port Harcourt. Outstanding Female Commissioner Award by NAWOJ Rivers State Chapter. 2013 Exam Ethics Marshals Nigeria Best Practices Award for Education Administration. Zik International Knowledge Leadership Award, 2013 by Business Reports International. Award of Recognition as Ambassador-in-Service by Church Management Support Ministry. Award of Distinction in the Development of Education in Rivers State by Rundele Community. Youth Builder Award by Rivers State Union of Secondary Schools Press (Media) Club.

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Access And Equity Rivers State has adopted and localized laws ensuring access to quality education as a right for all Children in comparison with targets set in Nigeria Vision 20:2020. The Rivers State Universal Basic Education Law 2005, provides that “every child from age 0-16 shall have access to free and compulsory education�. This has been implemented in Rivers State. At the inception of the present Government as earlier stated, Education in Rivers State was almost nearing collapse with students massively moving from public schools to private schools. The Government tackled this problem through its huge investments in infrastructure, teachers' recruitment, training/retraining, re-certification and free education programme. Therefore to ensure Education for All (EFA), His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in 2010 declared free and compulsory education in primary and post primary schools in Rivers State. In line with this, the State Government provides free education materials which include books, uniforms, sandals, school bags, sports wears and shoes, canvas and stockings for every child living in Rivers State. Furthermore, the Government has put in place the Social Services Contributory Levy law, No. 9 of 2010 which addresses both the demand and the supply side of education as a basic right of all citizens. The Social Services Contributory Levy Law will ensure the sustainable funding of free education at primary and secondary levels. It is also expected to provide funding for the provision and improvement of medical facilities in government hospitals. In line with the National Policy on Education, the Senior Secondary School Law No.5, of 2012 which has been signed into law by Rivers State Government provides for free and compulsory education for Junior and Senior Secondary School. The Schools Right (Parents, Children and Teachers') Law 2005 was passed by Rivers State Government to emphasize the role of parents and teachers in ensuring pupils and students have access to free education. It provides that every child shall have access to Free and Compulsory Universal Basic Education, access to conducive learning environment, high quality teachers and access to senior secondary education or learning a trade. It also prescribes a punishment of 2 years imprisonment or NGN 50,000 fine for anybody who contravenes these provisions. Pursuant to section 13 of Rivers State Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Law 2005, a Local Government Education Authority was established in each Local Government Area of the State. The Rivers State Government has also made massive investments in the area of integration and inclusion of children with Special needs. In addition to the existing schools for children with special needs, the Rivers State Government has provided a free special and qualitative education Centre at Creek Road, Port Harcourt. Also the establishment of 3 more special schools (1 in each of the 3 senatorial districts of the State), in order to adequately cater for the increasing population of students and pupils with special needs, has been proposed.

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According to Rivers State School Census Report (2011-2012), a total number of 1353 pupils with special needs are enrolled in public primary schools across the state. The table below shows a disaggregated data according to type of disability and enrolment from primary 1 - 6.

Enrolment of Special Needs Children in Public Primary Schools Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Blind / visually impaired

26

14

11

8

11

7

Physically challenged

146

101

93

70

103

91

Hearing / speech impaired

84

55

64

54

47

34

Mentally challenged

23

23

25

14

13

236

279

193

193

146

176

368

Type of disability

TOTAL *

Class 6

Notes* Totals may include same student more than once if student has multiple disabilities Similarly, Rivers State School Census Report (2011-2012), shows that about 722 special needs students are enrolled in public secondary schools across the state. The table below depicts a disaggregation of this number according to type of disability and enrolment in JSS 1-3 and SSS 1 - 3 respectively. Enrolment of Special Needs Children in Public Secondary Schools Type of disability

JSS 1

JSS 2

JSS 3

SSS1

SSS2

SSS3 24

Blind / visually impaired

18

13

11

96

56

Physically challenged

48

25

46

26

20

Hearing / speech impaired

33

40

33

75

26

23

Mentally challenged

10

4

6

4

70

4

109

82

96

201

172

62

TOTAL *

11

Notes* Totals may include same student more than once if student has multiple disabilities

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Table 1.2: Disaggregated Statistics Of Special Needs Children (school For The Handicapped Children Creek Road)

Number of Public Schools with Special Curriculum

Consequent on the provision of free special schools, the State Universal Basic Education Board has intensified efforts in advocacy in the 23 LGAs of the State, geared towards parents allowing their children to attend these special schools. The reason for this advocacy is that Nigerians do not generally like institutionalising their children. The Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Children Living with HIV/AIDS are not left behind in the State's effort at catering for children from disadvantaged groups. To this end, Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation has also commenced the process of providing for these disadvantaged groups. They are provided for educationally and supported in the areas of health, shelter, protection, nutrition and economic strategy. As part of its strategy to achieve this, identification and registration of Orphans and Vulnerable Children have commenced in the State. So far, 2,817 OVC have been identified and registered with the Ministry. The process is on-going.

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JSCE Result Analysis 2009-2012 RIVERS STATE JSCE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FROM 2009 – 2012

2013

64,151

58,638

4,313

1,200

Uniforms 39,826 Uniforms Provided With Sandals Etc For 105 Schools As At Dec 2013 For The 2013/2014 Academic Year

World Book Capital City 2014 The Rivers State Ministry of Education as part of the preliminary functions for the Port Harcourt World Book Capital City 2014 is partnering in the creation of reading clubs in all model primary . Schools in the state and building of libraries the local government areas of Rivers State 70000 60000

57864

56359 51801

53208

50000 40000

PASS

30000

FAILURE 20000 ABSENT 10000 4246 338 850

338 4062

4452 1104

100

YEAR-2009

YEAR-2010

YEAR-2011

YEAR-2012

PASS

56359

51801

53208

557864

FAILURE

850

4240

3881

ABSENT

100

3380

4062

4452 1104

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TABLE OF CONTENT 1) Rivers State Education Policy

2) National Policy on Education

3) ICT Content & Curriculum for Model Primary Schools in Rivers State

4) Education Sector Strategic Plan

5) Impact Assessment Report of Education Service Delivery

6) Out of School Survey Report

7) Monitoring Learning Achievement Report

PORT HARCOURT RIVERS STATE NIGERIA

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