Help stop dwindling fortunes of education, Ukah tells alumni associations

Posted by News Express | 11 October 2019 | 566 times

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Members of Alumni Associations in Delta State have been called upon to throw their weights behind the determination of the state government to bring back old values in primary and secondary schools as their contribution to halting the dwindling fortunes of education.

The State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, made the call in his office in Asaba on Thursday, October 10, 2019, when he received members of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Alumni Association, Asaba chapter, on a courtesy visit.

Ukah said that they can do this by keying into the mentoring component of the back to school programme of the state targeted at value reorientation for the students.

The Commissioner, who also graduated from OAU, advised them to begin to think about how to give back to their alma mater as a show of appreciation of the type of training and upbringing they got from their former schools.

He disclosed that the state government “is looking for land in critical areas of the capital territory to establish new schools to help decongest existing schools in some parts of the area that are over populated.”

In his address earlier, the Chairman of the association, Dr. H. B. Tumbo, stated that members will continue to collaborate and support the commissioner and the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to ensure success of the numerous development programmes of the government.

•PHOTO: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, exchanging pleasantries with Dr. H. B. Tumbo, Chairman, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Alumni Association, Asaba chapter, when members of the association paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday


Source: News Express

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