Eno restates commitment to quality education for Akwa Ibom children 

The Akwa Ibom state governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has restated his commitment towards ensuring quality education in line with educational advancement thrust of the ARISE Agenda.

Eno spoke Monday at the Uyo Township Stadium during the celebration of this year’s Children Day with the theme: “Enhancing the Total Well Being of the Nigerian Child through Quality Education and Skills Development.”

He added that students from public schools that have been screened and selected for participation in the Educational Exchange Programme with the London Borough of Southwark will soon embark on the trip.

He assured that the exchange programme would be an impressionable and transformative exercise for the beneficiaries.

“Since the majority of our pupils attend public schools, we have made conscious effort to ensure that the qualities of teachers we employ are up to date with modern teaching techniques and tools.

“This will be done through regular attendance of refresher courses. We have announced the recruitment of education monitors to ensure strict adherence to this policy.

“We are not just providing conducive environment and trained teachers, we are also equipping our pupils with the necessary skills, especially in ICT and entrepreneurial skills,” he added.

Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Ini Adiakpan, appreciated the governor for his intervention in schools across the state such as the reconstructed  Christ the King Model Primary School at Wellington Bassey Way and Government Model Primary School, Ewet Offot.

She called on parents and guardians to guide their wards away from anti-social behaviours, assuring that the state government would do all possible to prepare children in the state to meet with the challenges of the 21st century.

“I call on parents and guardians to guide their children from ills such as cultism, drug abuse and other vices that may inhibit their growth and development,” she said.