The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti has attributed the emergence of the state with the best performance in the National Examination Council result released on Saturday to Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
In a press statement, the party said the feat was due to the sound education policy by former Governor Kayode Fayemi, “which provided incentives for good learning environment and provision of educational items that enhanced learning among the students.”
The state’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, explained that Fayemi while in office called an education summit to develop a roadmap for quality education, which he implemented to the letter.
“The foundation laid by the administration created environment for learning as never before, resulting in the latest incredible performance by the students. The current success did not happen overnight but the result of long planning by Fayemi between 2011 and 2014.
“Fayemi gave a laptop to each child that exposed them to study online and eradicated miracle centres while providing incentive to teachers, including renovation of schools to enhance good learning environment, and also approved special allowances for core subjects and rural postings for teachers.
“Fayemi’s giant strides in education made Ekiti one of the three states in the federation that benefitted from the World Bank’s $50m State Education Programme Investment Project.