The Abia State Governor-elect, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu earlier today paid an unscheduled visit to Abayi Secondary & Primary School and Osusu Amaukwa Secondary and Primary School.
Below is the 9 key things he said while speaking to the students;
1). He Promised to build 13 new model schools in addition to the existing 4.
2). Directs ASUBEB to construct 300 new classroom blocks in addition to the 359 done in his first term.
3). Vows to continue the school feeding program and explore possibility of extending it to junior secondary schools in the state.
4). Directs private school proprietors to ensure that school buildings are constructed with sporting facilities and mirror existing public model schools in the state.
5). Directs the State’s Ministry of Education to collaborate with Ministries of Science, Land/Planning to ensure that all school buildings in the state have strong foundations and are safe for school children.
6). Directs security agencies to ensure the protection of all public schools in order to avoid miscreants using the facilities as hideouts and places for their nefarious activities.
7). Assures on continuous training and improved welfare for teachers within the public school system.
8). Sets to launch compulsory IT based learning system in all primary and secondary schools in the state.
9). Expresses desire to ensure that Abia continues to lead in Nigeria, especially in STEM education.