The self-styled ‘Common Sense Advocate’ and President of Silverbird Group, Senator Ben Bruce took to his Facebook page to commend some south-eastern states for the obvious improvement that has been made in their education sector.
These were states that according to him lagged behind in education and had poor boy child school enrollment but today, they lead in WASSCE results.
The Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District noted that Abia, Anambra, Rivers and Imo state came first, second, fourth and fifth respectively, and also commend Edo for coming in at the third position.
Senator Bruce advised the Federal Government and other states to study what these states have been doing right and replicate it nationally. Disclosing this through his Facebook page, Ben Bruce described what has happened in the southeast as “nothing short of a miracle”. He wrote:
“Twenty years ago the Southeast states lagged in education and had poor boy child school enrollment, today they lead in WASSCE results. Abia, Anambra, Rivers and Imo state came first, second, fourth and fifth respectively. I also commend Edo for coming in at third. The Federal Government and other states should study what these states have been doing right and replicate it nationally.
“What has happened in the Southeast is nothing short of a miracle. They receive some of the lowest federal allocation, yet they have achieved such remarkable educational and economic growth. There is something to be learned from them. Is it their policy? Is it their budgeting practice? Is it their sense of community? Whatever it is, it is working!
“My name is Ben Murray-Bruce and I just want to make Commonsense.”
Ben Bruce recently complained of being blocked from greeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the state dinner organized to mark the Democracy Day, by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). However, his fellow lawmaker, Prof. Sola Adeyeye, Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District reacted to the accusation arguing that Murray-Bruce had ‘breached protocol’ and was turned back along with some All Progressives Congress, APC lawmakers.