…advocates for qualitative education to all the nooks and crannies in the state
Gov Udom Emmanuel’s Aide on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia has reinstated the Akwa Ibom state government’s determination to reposition the education sector in the state, to be more vibrant and result-oriented in the nearest future.
The SA said this while monitoring schools in Ukanafun local government area where he noticed teachers absconding from their primary duties to pursue other businesses.
The education monitoring team visited Government school, Afaha obo in Ukanafun Local Government Area, at about 8:05am and noticed that only one teacher turned up to school at 8:30am out of all the teachers employed to teach in the school. One Edidiong Sunday Ndak who was seen conducting the morning devotion confirmed she has been doing that for a while without the supervision of any teacher. While visiting the school the special assistant emphasized the need for teachers and students to shun acts that are inimical to their future desires, stressing that success is a product of commitment and focus on one’s goal.
While pointing out the government’s huge investment in the education sector, Udofia urged the students to reciprocate the government’s gesture by redoubling their efforts towards achieving a brighter future. He reiterated the government’s determination to sustain its laudable goals and visions in ensuring that an ordinary Akwa Ibom child receive the best thereby enabling him or her to compete favourably with counterparts elsewhere.
In some other schools visited, students were seen writing notes for other students to copy as instructed by the teachers with so many errors. Udofia frowned on the laxity of teachers who delegated their duties to students and queried the moral justification of the monthly salaries they get paid for.
While addressing staff of Western Annang Secondary Commercial School, Ukanafun, Udofia encouraged the teachers to maximally engage the students at all times.
He used the opportunity to appeal to teachers in the state to focus more on their professional duties as this will complement the government’s efforts towards repositioning the narrative of the educational sector in the state.
He passionately requested that parents should teach their wards self-discipline from home, encourage them to come to school on time and as well provide them with learning materials like desks and books. He went further to advise the students to be focused, sacrifice more time to their studies and shun cultism as that is the only way to build a bright future for themselves.
Schools visited by the team include Community Secondary School, Afaha Obo, Government School, Afaha Obo, Community Primary School, Ikot Andem, St. Michael Catholic School, Ikot Etim, QIC Central School, Ikot Akpanku, Western Annang Secondary Commercial School all in Ukanafun local government Area.