Group boosts education in Enugu, donates materials to primary school
Posted by News Express | 9 November 2016 | 1,746 times
The Nigerian chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international society in education, has donated educational materials to Central School, Umunko in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State as part of its efforts to promote education.
KDP has as its goal, the mission of sustaining an honoured community of diverse educators through promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service.
Founded in Indianapolis, United States of America by the trio of William Bagley, Truman Kelly and Thomas Edgar Musselman in 1911 at the University of Illinois, the organisation recognises and promotes excellence in education, promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching, provides a reasoned voice for significant issues and links learning communities of educators.
Through its programmes, services and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators in all phases and levels of their careers.
Items donated include: 20 pupils seats, eight kindergarten tables, four white marker boards, 45 plastic seats, three packets of marker pen, 250 exercise books, four pieces of wall clock, one packet each of crayon, eraser, sharpener; four bags, and a book shelf.
KDP Nigeria President, Prof. Uche Grace Emetarom, while handing over the materials, said: “The organisation will continue to strive to improve the situation of teachers and pupils in our schools.” He expressed optimism that the school items would be helpful in advancing teaching and learning in the school.
In her remarks, the KDP National Treasurer and Chairperson Abia State gifting ceremony, Prof. Okpete Kanu, described the event as a clear indication that KDP was out to help humanity wherever they were located.
“We inconvenience ourselves in order to help others. Coming this far shows that we are really out to render selfless services to the society. You can see the millage we have covered to come to this place. I have never been here before. We are here at the expense of our own comfort. But I thank God for using us to put smiles on the faces of these pupils, their teachers and the education community,” Prof. Kanu said.
She advised the school to use the materials solely for the purpose it was donated, which is to build effective and efficient teaching and learning activities.
Presenting the educational materials to the school, the former Secretary to the Abia State Government, Prof. Mkpa Agu Mkpa, charged the school management and teachers to be committed to the task of promoting education in the country, bearing in mind that their activities in the classroom would go a long way in molding the pupils in the near future.
In their various speeches, the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe G.C. Eze, the Local Government Chairman, Amuche Nnamani and His Royal Highness, Eze Chijioke, commended KDP for their humanitarian services and called on well meaning Nigerians to emulate the organisation while lauding the selfless efforts of the Chairperson, KDP Enugu State gifting ceremony, Dr. Thecla Eze.
Responding, Mr. Okenyi Cyril, the representative of the Local Government Education Secretary and Mr. Venitus Nwodo, thanked KDP for remembering the school which was, before their charity visit, helpless and promised to put the materials judiciously.
KDP had earlier donated educational materials to St. Thomas R.C.M. School 3, Agbowo, Ibadan, Oyo State, St. Patrick’s Nursery and Primary School, Ozu Abam, Abia State and Obinaetiti Community Primary School, Arondizuogu in Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State.