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Private school owners pledge collaboration with Ukah
By Daniel Okunarigho
THE Delta State Organization of Private School Owners of Nigeria (TOPSON) have pledged to collaborate with the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah in his determination to transform the education sector.
The State President of TOPSON, Mr. Bagh Ekrebe, who stated this in Asaba when he led his members to pay a courtesy visit to the commissioner, lauded Chief Ukah for several innovative ideas and policies aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the state.
While congratulating Chief Ukak on his appointment as the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Ekrebe described the commissioner as an uncommon administrator whose passion to uplift the sector was unprecedented.
Ekrebe noted that education was a social service that would be effectively accessed by all at all times, adding that, the objective of TOPSON was anchored on wholeness, unity, moral soundness and professional integrity.
He urged the state government to provide an enabling environment for private schools to access efficient and sustainability system, just as he called for more functional partnership between the Ministry of Basic and Education and TOPSON especially in the area of the enrolment of external examination, such as the cognitive and placement examinations
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, who assured the organization of his Ministry’s synergy to move the education sector forward, appealled to all stakeholders in the industry to contribute their quota towards actualising the vision of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in building a stronger Delta in the education sector.
Chief Ukah enjoined the private school owners in the state to ensure that they were registered with the Teachers Registration Council and consistently interface with parents through the Parents Teachers Association (PTA).