By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State Government has expressed its commitment in the funding of education and upgrade of educational facilities to world standards despite the economic downturn currently faced in the country.
The state Deputy Governor, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro stated this when he received the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, who led Executive Chairmen of States Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB from the 36 states of the federation on a courtesy visit to Government House, Asaba.
Welcoming the Minister, UBEC Executive Secretary and the Executive Chairmen of SUBEB from across the country to Asaba, for the 19th quarterly meeting of the Universal Basic Education Commission hosted by Delta State, Otuaro affirmed the state government’s resolve to continue to invest in the educational sector.
Noting that education was the best legacy any administration could bequeath on the next generation, he said that the state has made a giant leap in the education sector, adding that the establishment of several primary schools across the 25 local government areas of the state was a testament of the state government’s commitment to education.
On the passage of the bill to enhance Technical Education in the state, Otuaro said that three Technical Colleges had been renovated for the training and grooming of youths in vocational and technical education as part of the state government determination to revive technical education.
Wishing them a fruitful deliberation, he expressed optimism that the outcome of their meeting would be for the advancement of the standard of education in the country.
Earlier, the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, said they were in the state for the 19thQuarterly Meeting for Management and Executive Chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Boards to brainstorm on how best to improve on the operations of SUBEB in the country.