Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has sworn-in the reconstructed Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board (RSUBEB) with a charge to members of the board to work towards the development of the basic education sub-sector.
Governor Wike also charged the reconstituted board to ensure that head teachers and principals of basic schools don’t collect any forms of levies from pupils and students.
Addressing the Board Members after their oath of office, the governor said that the Board must work towards making meaningful contributions to grow the state.
He said: “You must key into what we are doing in the state. This is your time to contribute to the development of the state.
“This is a privilege to work for the good of Rivers State. This is not the time to seek making money from the system “.
The Governor urged the reconstituted Board to work towards improving the school enrolment figures in the basic education sub-sector.
Hw advised the board members to cooperate with the Board Chairman to deliver on their responsibilities to Rivers people.
“If there are things you need, channel it to the appropriate authorities. As board members, leave the comfort of your offices and monitor the events on the field to know the true position of things “, he said.
Chairman of the Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board, Venerable Fyneface Akah thanked the Governor for the second opportunity to serve the state.
He said they are prepared to work with the Rivers State Governor to develop a functional institution for the growth of the state.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
28th June, 2019.