Department of Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics FCT Education Secretariat Conducts Research on Monitoring Learning Achievement (MLA) in FCT Schools
Written by
Moze Binta,
AD Monitoring, DPPR&S,
FCT Education Secretariat.
To ascertain the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudinal change exhibited by pupils in the FCT public and private schools, the FCT Education Secretariat, anchored by the Department of Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics (DPPR&S) conducted a research on Monitoring Learning Achievement (MLA) and the report presented to FCT Education Sector stakeholders for their contributions. The event was held at the DPPR&S Conference Room, Asokoro, Abuja.
Dr. Mohammed Sani Ladan, Director DPPR&S at the Meeting
In his opening remark, the Director Admin. and Finance, Education Secretariat, Mallam Umaru Marafa, represented by Director, DPPR&S, Dr. Mohamed Sani Ladan, welcomed all stakeholders and stressed the importance of quality Education delivery in the FCT schools which according to him is not the business of Government alone but everyone.
Cross section of invited guests
Also present at the occasion were Directors and Planning, Research & Statistics (PRS) Officers from FCT Education Secretariat Boards and Departments, Representatives of Education Secretaries from the Six Area Councils, Representatives of FCT Chapters of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary School (ANCOPSS), Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Based Management Committee (SBMC), Conference of Primary School Heads of Nigeria (COPSHON) and Head Teachers of the schools where the research was carried out.
Sheikh Dr. I. Yusuf, FCT SBMC Chairman at the occasion
Enumerating the objectives of the presentation, the Director, DPPRS, Dr. Mohammed Sani Ladan stated that the meeting was called to:
 Acquaint the stakeholders with the meaning and importance of Monitoring Learning Achievement (MLA).
 Allow participants make meaningful contributions to the report that would be prepared.
 Produce a document that will help Education managers within and outside the FCT perform better in the area of Education service delivery.
Mr. Ezekiel Gimba, Director Department of Mass Education making his remark
To determine the MLA, a survey was conducted in 63 schools, consisting of fifty (50) and thirteen (13) randomly selected public and private schools respectively from the six area councils (Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje, kwali, and Municipal) of the FCT.
The test conducted revolved around literacy, numeracy and life skills and focuses on both cognitive and non-cognitive domains. Questionnaires were administered to the respondents such as the learners, teachers and parents of the learners.
Contributions from one of the stakeholders
The report of the findings were presented to all stakeholders who commended DPPR&S for carrying out a thorough research work. Furthermore they made very meaningful contributions, suggestions and corrections to the report of the survey. At the end of the meeting a later date was fixed for the final presentation of the report.
Reported by:
Oyelola S. Stephen
Deputy Director/Head of EMIS & Research
DPPR&S, FCT Education Secretariat

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