The National Senior Secondary School Education Commission says that the proposed national minimum standards will set benchmarks for the establishment and operation of senior secondary education in the country if implemented.

It said it would also significantly reposition the sector, which had suffered neglect and deterioration in terms of infrastructure and equipment, leading to the production of poor-quality students.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Iyela Ajayi, stated this during the opening ceremony of the critique workshop for the southern zone on the draft document on the minimum standards for senior secondary education in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.

Ayayi said that the views of the zonal workshop would be harmonised with those of the workshop held in Bauchi State for the northern zone before the validation of the documents.

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno, who was represented by his deputy, Akon Ayakenyi, while declaring the workshop open, said there was an urgent need to revisit the school system with a view to establishing certain minimum standards if the country is to be fixed again.