…as Supervisor distributes writing materials to pupils
Uyo Local Government Council has reaffirmed its commitment to sustained investment in the primary education sector.
The Supervisor for Education and Manpower Development, Comrade Ekemini Bassey gave the assurance when he led a team of education stakeholders on a 3-day tour of public primary schools within the four clans of Uyo from Monday, October 24 to Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
The schools visited in Oku clan were QIC Group School, Ikot Oku, and St. Joseph Primary School, Afaha Oku, while in Offot clan, the team visited St. John Catholic Primary School, Eniong Offot, and Bishop Haywood’s School, Atan Offot. In Etoi clan, the team toured Etoi Western School, Obio Etoi, and went ahead to Q.I.C Group School, Udua Udo, Ikot Obio Mkpong Ikono, and Government School, Nung Asang Ikono in Ikono Ibom clan.
Addressing the teachers and pupils of the different schools visited, Cmrd. Bassey assured them that the Executive Chairman of Uyo, Dr. Uwemedimo Udo is committed to bringing more interventions to the education sector having acknowledged the fact that education is the bedrock of any nation.
He noted that in furtherance of the Dr. Udo-led administration’s pursuit of ensuring school children get the best education, Uyo local government is ready to partner with teachers and other stakeholders to improve the quality of learning across public primary schools in the local government area.
The Education Supervisor also commended the teachers for living up to their responsibility in grooming the pupils and charged the pupils to be good children who will better society in the future, noting that education is a light that can drive away ignorance, timidity, and poverty.
Head Teachers of all the schools toured, received the local government visiting team members with open arms. They commended the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration’s effort in the education sector but noted that there are still gaps especially in the areas of staff strength and infrastructure even as the team observed that most schools are understaffed as was the case at Government School, Nung Asang Ikono.
The highpoint of the tour was the presentation of writing materials to the pupils as part of the council’s efforts to support free and compulsory education in Akwa Ibom State. The writing materials were also extended to Adult Education Centers within Uyo LGA and the Learning Center at the Nigerian Correctional Service Medium Security Custodial Centre, Uyo.
The benefiting school heads expressed appreciation to the Education Supervisor and Uyo local government council for the gesture, noting that many of the parents will heave a sigh of relief as their children will now have something to write on and learn with.
The Education Supervisor was accompanied on the 3-day tours by the Director for Social Development, Education, Information, Sports, and Culture in Uyo LGC, Mrs. Eme Jimmy with the staff of the Directorate, Supervisor for Youth and Sport, Mr. Marshall Effiong, Supervisor for Special Duties, Mr. Anietie Sam, Special Assistant on Media to the Executive Chairman, Mrs. Itoro-Etas Iniobong, Secretary, Uyo Local Education Authority, Mr. Umoh Umoh, Chairperson, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Uyo Chapter, Mrs. Imaobong Udo, as well as student leaders from Uyo LGA.