The Special Assistant to the governor on education monitoring Akparawa Udeme Udofia in company with the Executive Chairman state secondary education board (SSED)Dr. Ekaete Ebong Okon, the permanent Secretary, Dr. Asuquo Selong, and other directors from the board were on-the-spot assessment tour to Edem Ekpat to verify the impact of the alleged communal clash between Ndon Eyo, Ekpene Obo, and Edem Expat communities.
The team’s visit was a proactive response aimed at ensuring the safety of the students, staff, other members of the school community, and properties alike.
Addressing the village head, Eteidung Emmanuel Okokon Eboh, and other village council members, the chairman of the board announced the immediate suspension of the academic activities in the school and suggested other schools within the vicinity do the same to avoid loss of lives and properties.
The team however made alternative arrangements for the exiting Senior Secondary (SS3 )class to write their West African Senior Secondary certificate examination (WASSCE)as missing the exams will belabour the state government who paid the examination fees.
Mr. Uduak Ekwere, a leading member of the community was on hand to brief the SA who calmed the youth not to take laws into their hands as there are peaceful ways of resolving the issues.
The Eteidung in council expressed his gratitude to the team for a prompt response, soliciting rapid and peaceful resolution that will ensure normalcy among the neighboring communities.