Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has pledged cash rewards for schools in the territory which stands out in entrepreneurial development of students.
Permanent Secretary in the administration, Babatope Ajakaiye, made the pledge while receiving the entrepreneurship award and other awards won recently by Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Abaji.
He said the administration took the decision to encourage entrepreneurial building in students and restated the resolve of the administration to improve education in the territory.
“When this administration came in, one of our determinations is to improve the quality of education in FCT particularly public schools in the FCT. It is so unfortunate that in 2015, the average result was like 30 per cent pass mark for both WAEC and NECO,” he said.
The permanent secretary stated further: “we want to improve on that and we want to make sure the public schools are available for the poor to go there and also do well.
“You don’t have to go to private schools where you have to pay a lot of money before you can succeed. The aim is to change that fortune and we are working on it,” he said.