The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia, has charged youth corps members serving in Akwa Ibom state to present themselves as role models before their students in their various places of primary assignment, during their service year to leave positive impacts in their lives.
Udofia handed down the charge during his routine monitoring exercise in some schools in Oron and Mbo local government areas on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
He said the Akwa Ibom state government would continue to reward excellent service among corps members and encourage any service that is capable of improving the lives of the people. He called on the corps members to shun eye services and adapt themselves to the ethics of the teaching profession.
Udofia encouraged them to help deposit skills they have learned during their orientation course to help students become better than they met them even after their exit classes while encouraging the newcomers by giving them a sense of belonging.
He used the occasion to condem in strong terms laxity, lateness, and poor dressing by the corps members, teachers, and students.
On the way forward, Udofia urged teachers to ensure they religiously follow the enshrined act of teaching/learning, which is to bring out the best of the person’s thought.
He furthermore appealed to parents as a mark of commitment to their children’s education to provide them with basic school needs to aid their studies, noting that without educational materials like lockers, textbooks, sandals, uniforms, and others, students may find it difficult to learn effectively and compete with their fellow students.
Udofia concluded by saying that governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration would continue to provide an enabling environment for everyone in the educational sector to carve an inch for themselves.
To the students, he prayed they take their studies seriously to complement government efforts. “Government of Akwa Ibom State pays WACE fees for students because of her interest in the education of every Akwa Ibom child because once it is well with our children, it will be well with their families/ communities and this will rub off on the
society in some ways by scrubbing social vices as improper education can cause people to misbehave”.
Schools visited include Community Secondary Grammer school Ebughu, Community Primary school, Eyesin Ebughu, Methodist school Odie Ebughu,Enwang Comphrensive secondary school, Enwang and Obama Community Secondary school, Ibaka town, all in Mbo Local government area.
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