Akwa Ibom Army Science School Commences Admission
The newly established Army Command Science Secondary School in Efa, Etinan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State is set to commence students enrollment for academic activities in August 2017.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, announced this when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, represented by the Head of Administration Army Headquarters, Abuja, Major General Idris Alkali, paid a courtesy call on him at Government House, Uyo.
Governor Emmanuel expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Army for the choice of the State in the establishment of the Institution, saying that the Army Science School which will occupy the premises of Salvation Army Secondary School in Etinan would be updated with modern facilities to facilitate it immediate take-off.
“Let me register our appreciation to the Nigerian Army especially the Chief of Army Staff for granting approval for the establishment of the school. It is a rare privilege not a right. He could have cited the school anywhere, so we must work hand in hand to make it work.
“The school you are seeing there was completely dilapidated but we are in the process of bringing back the school to life. I have dualised the road across the school for ease of access to the school. We will look at your check list and work towards providing your requirement,” the Governor assured.
Governor Emmanuel called on the Army authorities to complement the establishment of the Science School with an Army Engineering centre to offer training in vocational skills, stressing that the availability of Gas, Information and Communication Technology compliant optical network would aide the centre in its training programmes.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Head of Administration, Army Headquarters Abuja, Major General Idris Alkali, said that the team is mandated to inspect Command Schools across the country and that it has visited the facility which would accommodate the Army Science School in the state, and expressed delight that the infrastructure found in the school would facilitate the take-off of the Institution.
He observed that the Army has seen a dependable partner in its educational development drive and commended the state government for providing 3.5 hectares of land alongside structures for the establishment of the Institution.
While calling on the state government to bring up existing facilities in the school to expected standard to befit the status of the Science School, the Chief of Army Staff particularly commended the state government as well as Efa Community in Etinan for the hospitality accorded the team during the inspection visit.