Benue Begin 9-3-4 education system by September



The Benue State Government has approved the commencement of the 9-3-4 system of education in the state with effect from September this year.

Director General of the state Education Quality Assurance Agency, BEQA, Dr. Terna Francis spoke when he featured on ‘Perspective’,  a live Agate Radio/TV programme monitored in Makurdi, noting that the policy was endorsed by the Ministry of Education and Knowledge Management, as well as the BEQA.

According to Terna the new policy “is to equip learners with practical skills for self-reliance after Basic Nine.”
He furthhher noted that “certification after Upper Basic will be a prerequisite for entry into Post Basic Education to ensure a smooth transition for students into the senior secondary school.”
Terna also, reiterated the commitment of BEQA to training teachers and the implementation of innovative teaching methodologies like Teaching at the Right Level, TaRL, to enhance individual learners’ progress in school.
He, then commended the state Governor, Rev Fr  Hyacinth Alia for his dedication to uplifting and revitalizing public schools in the state and urged all stakeholders to key into the administration’s laudable initiative.
Noting that Governor Alia was interested in restoring the lost glory of public schools in the state, Terna urged  parents to prioritize their children’s education by ensuring prompt school resumption.
He also clarified the issue of WAEC/NECO supervision nominations stressing that it was exclusive to government-employed teachers and aimed at stemming examination malpractices.