Delta govt seeks organizations, associations’ assistance on quality education Okies Veeky/Godwin Ayobami Rachael
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Delta State government has called on old students associations, corporate bodies as well as well-meaning individuals to assist the state government in providing quality education for the children.
This call was made by Chief Patrick Ukah, Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education during the donation of textbooks and shelves to Emonu Comprehensive High School, Emonu– Orogun, Ughelli North local government area.
The items which worth over N1 million were donated by the Emonu indigene worldwide in collaboration with the African Centres for Leadership and Strategic Development (ACLSD).
Chief Ukah who was represented by Dr. John Ojogho, Chief Inspector of Education (C I E) in Ughelli North said government had a lot of commitment noting that it would be difficult for it alone to fund education.
According to Chief Ukah, “government alone cannot fund education because it has so much responsibility, old students associations, corporate organisations and individuals can assist government in providing quality education for our children.”
Earlier, leader of the Emonu indigenes worldwide, Mr Lucky Agbaye said that the concerned indigenes decided to pool resources together to put the school back on the part of progress.
According to him, in December 2019, we got a feedback from the school principal that the accreditation for NECO exam in the school has expired. The school requested money for the accreditation; we donated money and were taken to Asaba to kick start the process.”
Mr. Agbaye added, “It was identified that the school required library among others to get accredited, so we interfaced with the school principal to have this temporary library facilities.”
He urged the school management to ensure that the books were used for the purposes they were intended.
Also, Mr Monday Osasah, the Executive Director, ACLSD said that the only way to encourage the students was to provide them with books.
Mr. Osasah added, it’s an organisation which is also an institution in Nigeria, as many books we published, we will make sure some copies are brought to this school.”
Responding, the acting principal, Mr Jacob Erhirhie thanked the donors and promised to make good use of the items donated.
He, however, decried among others, shortage of teachers particularly in English Language and Mathematics, and appealed to the authority to assist the school.