Determined to improve the quality and teaching and learning in public primary and secondary schools in the State, Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has released N235million subvention.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Aniekan Akpan, while declaring open a four-Day Capacity Building workshop organized by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU), for teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Uyo, the State capital.
Urging teachers to reciprocate the gesture, Akpan charged them to utilize the funds judiciously for effective teaching and learning. “This present administration has shown a lot of commitment, in the past few months’ outstanding money has been paid and more are going to be paid.
“So with collaboration and partnership with ExxonMobil a lot will happen in our schools system and you have being brought out to learn, and on this basis new ideas will come in”, he said. According to him, the teachers were critical stakeholders in the delivery of quality educational services in the State and enjoined them to compliment government efforts at developing future leaders for the State and country.
Akpan said that the state government was working out modalities to ensure that schools across the state comply with the dictate of Information Communications Technology (ICT).
The Commissioner said the integrity of the teachers must be restored in the State and reassured teachers in the primary and secondary schools of prompt payment of salaries henceforth. “Teachers will receive salaries with other ministries as at when due, no more delay in salaries of teachers in the state,’’ he said.
-Iniobong Ekponta, Uyo