Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu says his administration is not relenting on its pursuit for a quality and affordable education, noting that the policies already implemented are yielding profound and scalable results.
The Governor made the disclosure on Tuesday, during an interactive session with Corps members serving in Abia state. The event tagged: “ A Day with our Governor” held at the Micheal Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, was organized by the state government through the office of the Commissioner for Youth Development and Chairman NYSC Governing Board, Comrade Ike Anyatonwu.
Recall that the Governor in the past, has had similar interactive session with Students, teenagers, teachers etc.
Governor Ikpeazu while reeling out his achievements, said his administration has successfully reversed the enrolment from private schools to public schools as a result of a diligent and deliberate commitment towards the education sector.
“We have built 340 new classroom blocks and four (4) new Model Schools across the three senatorial zones. Abia is the only state in the federation providing food for primary one to six school pupils through our home-grown free school feeding program.
“Our top ranking in the West African School Certificate Examination is a product of diligent planning and deliberate commitment. Our efforts are yielding profound and scalable results,” he said.
The Governor further encouraged the corps members to maximize their service year and acquire additional skills. He also entertained questions and pledged to address concerns raised by corp members.
Earlier in his remarks, Comrade Anyatonwu commended the corps members for their noble role towards the development of the state. He noted that governor Ikpeazu’s administration rewards excellence, and will ensure that outstanding Corps members are duly acknowledged and rewarded accordingly as it is the custom of the present administration.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth Development, Ugoeze Ifeyinwa Uwasomba, NYSC state Cordinator Mrs Francisca Ifon and other top government officials graced the occasion.