Udom: Safeguarding The Future Through Qualitative Education (2)
A visit to most of the schools across the state witnessed massive renovation of dilapidated classrooms even as Government has distributed desks to students within the last two year. Also, Gov Emmanuel has intervened in schools across the state where many school structures have been renovated and new structures constructed in some schools across the state.
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Some of the projects executed schools across the state are: Renovation of Two (2) Staff Quarters at Salvation Army Secondary School, Efa, Etinan;
Renovation of Four (4) Classroom Blocks at Holy Trinity Primary School, Ikot Akpabio, Ibiono; Installation of Solar Borehole at Itam Secondary School, Itam; Construction of Three (3) Classroom Blocks at Community Primary School, Ikot Akpan Ike, Nsit Atai and Renovation of Assembly Hall, QIC School, Ikot Ekpot, Nsit Atai.
Others are: Renovation of Three (3) Classroom Blocks at Secondary School, Edeobom; Renovation of Assembly Hall, Government School, Ikot Eyo, Nsit Ubium; Renovation of Assembly Hall, AME Zion School, Ndon Ebom, Uruan;
Construction of Classroom Blocks with Two (2) Halls at Comprehensive Secondary School, Four Towns as well as Installation of Solar Borehole at Comprehensive Secondary School, Four Towns.
The desire of the Governor Udom-led administration is to produce a workforce that can compete globally thus, the introduction of ICT in schools across the state, as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an integral inclusion in today’s educational sector, and some schools in the state now enjoy functional computer laboratories. The Governor distributed laptop computers to schools and kitted some ICT Labs both in public and private schools. All technical schools across the state have ICT laboratories.
To further boost the education sector, Governor Emmanuel has ensured the provision of an enabling environment to motivate both the teachers and pupils/students for optimal performance and output as well as attract investors to boost the sector.
With all this in place, it is evident that the future of Akwa Ibom is bright and safeguarded in the industrialisation-drive of the Governor, as all Akwa Ibom sons and daughters, through the free, compulsory and qualitative education policy, would have been well equipped from the basics, to occupy key positions in the various industries dotting the landscape of the state to become great and useful members of the society.