THE government of Cross River has inaugurated its State Secondary Education Board, urging the members to formulate quality educational policies capable of enhancing the standard of education in the state.
Speaking to the members of the board in Calabar, the Commissioner for Quality Education, Dr Godwin Amanke, charged them to have the interest of students at heart by helping secure their future.
According to Amanke, Gov. Ben Ayade carefully selected members of the board for the job of promoting secondary education.
He added that they should live up to the confidence reposed in them by the governor.
“Our interest is the children of Cross River and the children in secondary schools in the state; I hope you share that same passion with us in the ministry of education.
“We will work in synergy with you without any form of discordant tunes.
“So, I urge you to work diligently putting faith in God, believing that our future will be better than today,” he said.
He, however, added that the board would operate full time and that he had no doubt members would deliver on the mandate given to them by the governor.
Responding, the Chairman of the board, Mr Ebe Idagwu, expressed appreciation to the governor for finding them worthy to serve in the board.
Idagwu gave assurance that they would work tirelessly to ensure the realisation of the vision and mission statement of the board.
“I assure you all that we will partner all the relevant ministries, agencies and organisations to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in our education sector.
“It is worthy of note that the board is under the canopy of the Ministry of Education.
“Therefore, our strength and ability always depend on the commissioner’s directive, in line with the policies and objectives of education in the state,” he said.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the board comprised of six members, including Mr Lawrence Nsa as Secretary. (NAN)
– May 22, 2020 @ 11:29 GMT |