As Governor Udom Emmanuel continues to apply a holistic approach to improve the standard of education in Akwa Ibom state, Akparawa Udeme Udofia, Special Assistant to the Governor on Education Monitoring has called on stakeholders in the sector to be fair and objective in the distribution of education facilities to various schools.
Addressing heads of schools and chairmen of school based management committee during school monitoring in Okobo Local Government Area recently, Udofia explained that giving fair and appropriate distribution of educational needs to schools will promote the social, psychological and economic well-being of students through quality services and annex healthy communities afflictions.
Udofia noted with much concern that the challenges of facilities distribution hang on accurate information from school heads to authorities responsible for the distributions. He also appealed to the authorities concern to be objective in the discharge of their duties in order to avoid waste of resources.
He decried a situation where schools with enough classroom blocks will still be given more because they have someone agittating for them while some schools which are most affected do not get any, saying such gesture will discourage community participation while pointing out that infrastructures are crucial elements of learning, as they improve student outcomes, and reduce dropout rates.
Akparawa Udofia used the opportunity to broker a good working relationship between the heads of schools and the chairmen of the school base management committee for the general development of the schools which will be of benefit to the pupils, schools, communities and the state as a whole.
He further called on principal’s and heads of schools to implement policies that will stimulate studies among students in their various schools, explaining that Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration has placed education on his priority list.
Speaking to pupils of some schools visited the SA on education moinitoring encouraged them to focus on their studies and shuned any act or practice relating to cultism.
Some of the schools visited include; National High School, Nung Atai, Odubo, Government Primary School, Okobo,
Essien Itiaba Community Secondary School, Ikot Asua, Nsit Atai, Saint Paul RCM School, Odobo, Methodist Comprehensive School, Odobo, Okobo Local Government Area.