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GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL'S UNPARALLED PASSION FOR EDUCATION IN AKWA IBOM STATE

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GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL'S UNPARALLED PASSION FOR EDUCATION IN AKWA IBOM STATE

  In the education sector, Governor Udom Emmanuel has ensured the provision of an enabling environment to motivate both the teachers and students for optimal performance and output as well as attract investors to boost the sector. This is in addition to the on-going free and compulsory education policy for all children in the state, from the primary school to the senior secondary school level.


    The under listed are the achievements recorded in the education sub-sector.

        Consultations with stakeholders in public and private tertiary institutions, to streamline, reposition and stabilize the school system.

        Dialogue with Unions in the state tertiary institutions to stem labour unrest.

        Inspection of schools to monitor teaching and learning to ensure compliance with the benchmark set by government.

        Inspection of schools and other educational establishments to ascertain their present state for possible infrastructural update.

        Signing of Memorandum of Understanding, (MOU) with Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) with specific mandate to promote widespread availability and usage of telecommunication and ICT services in the state.

        Camping and training of 200 athletes sponsored by NNPC/MPN Joint Ventures.

        Consolidation with BRACED Commission and Samsung in establishing ICT Academy in the State.

        Subvention is paid at N100 per pupil and N300 per student and has been paid for the 1st term 2015/2016 to all school Heads in Akwa Ibom Public Primary/Secondary schools at a total sum of Two Hundred and Thirty Five Million Naira (N235,000,000.00).

        Prompt payment of salaries/emoluments of Teachers including the release of promotion to teachers.

        Celebration of World Teachers day in AKS.

        Donation of laptops/funds for internet connection for pupils/students/schools for students who recited the Dakkada creed during the 1st October celebration, 2015 celebrations.

        Distribution of laptops to 2012/2013 Law school students. Other agencies have also distributed laptops to parastatals of the Ministry e.g. Adult education Centre by UNICEF and public secondary schools by Universal Service Provision fund.

        Payment of Examination fees- WAEC, NABTEB for students in all Public Secondary Schools, in the State.

        Sponsorship of indigenes for specialized courses overseas. Recently 30 of the students graduated in India in Post Graduate Studies and have returned home to add value to the education system.

        Akwa Ibom State contingent won the 1stPosition in the National STAN Science quiz competition held in Awka, Anambra State.

        Wining 3rd position prize in the yearly Maltina Teacher of the year awards by a teacher from one of the Public schools, in the state, Mr. Daniel Udiong (Chemistry) from Northern Annang Comprehensive Secondary school, Etim Ekpo

        Provision of a Model Sports Academy at West Itam Secondary School to boost extra-curricular activities in the school.

        Training of Principals/Teachers by Ministry of Education and NERDC on the new educational curriculum

        Capacity building for Some Principals in Public Secondary Schools in the state by sending them to the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo State for a workhop.

        STAN in collaboration with Mobil had a 4 day training for 800 teachers (400 primary and 400 secondary).

        MDG/NTI training for Primary school teachers at Summit Complex Hotels, Uyo. This was a residential training.

        Capacity building workshop by Counselling Association of Nigeria (Cason) for counsellors, Principals and Vice Principals of Public

        For stability in AKSU, Government approved an upward review of the Monthly Subvention and also approved payment of salary of the 279 staff recruited in 2013.


    SECONDARY EDUCATION

        Effective internal checks and control to enhance accountability and transparency

        Up to date with teachers promotion

        Appointment, posting and appropriate placement of Principals general and vice principals

        Regular inspection and supervision of schools and Local Education Committees across all areas of the state

        Promotions, conversions and confirmation have been done for deserving staff

        Proper and timely handing/taking-over of zonal offices/schools due to transfers of zonal directors/principals general

        Investigation and protection of the property of the secondary schools board from trespassers

        Facilitating the participation of schools in competitions like Shell cup championship, Etiebet football competition and basketball championship

        Ensuring 80% compliance with service rules on punctuality, truancy and loitering at the board’s headquarters and the field

        Statistical analysis of students performance in external examinations

        Launch Dakkada transformation, spiritual rebirth and re-orientation campaign in schools and LECs.


    TECHNICAL EDUCATION

        Continuation of the Free and Compulsory Education policy to all students in Technical colleges.

        Payment of examination fees for NABTEB, NTC/NBC examination fees for all students in public Technical Colleges.

        Provision of conducive learning environment through constant monitoring of academic activities and the recent approved renovation works at    Government Technical Colleges – Abak.

        Prompt payment of subvention to run Technical Colleges.

        Donation of 20 pieces of laptop computer and One Million Naira for internet facility to be installed in Government Technical College – Ewet.

TWO YEARS OF WORKING BEYOND THE PROMISE

EDUCATION

Education is at the core of any modern development. Aware of this reality, government has invested much resources and efforts in ensuring that education of Akwa Ibom children is given the necessary commitment. The following are achievements in the subsector:

Free, compulsory and qualitative education policy in public primary and  secondary schools in the state

   Collaboration with the Federal Government to implement the Home Grown School Feeding programme in the State’s public primary schools.

  Training of School Inspectors, Education Officers and Principals, on quality assurance and best practices, in education in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc.

  Training of officers in Examination and Certification Division of the Ministry on ICT and computerization of examination results

  Training of 30 indigenes of Akwa Ibom State on ICT in India.

  Acreditation of courses in the state’s tertiary institutions and public technical schools.

  Training of primary school teachers on effective classroom management skills, basic classroom teaching methods and techniques, language communication skills and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

 Organization of a 2-day Advocacy Workshop on Structure and Effective Implementation of the new Senior Secondary School Curricula in collaboration with the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council (NERDC), Abuja.

 Payment of Subvention to all School Heads and Principals of Public Primary and Post-Primary Schools at the rate of N100.00 per pupil and N300.00 per student per term;

 Generation of reliable inputs through reports from Quality Assurance Inspectors and Evaluators for renovation and rehabilitation of schools by the Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour Co-ordinating Committee;

  Procurement and distribution of free exercise books, textbooks and other educational materials, to public and private schools in key subjects like Mathematics, English Language and the Sciences;

  Payment of examination fees and scholarships to students of Akwa Ibom State origin in tertiary institutions;

  Provision of grants and laptops to Medical and Law Students respectively;

  Revalidation of private schools in the state to ensure maintenance of standards and quality control;

  Production of a Handbook for Chaplains in Schools as a prelude to introduction of Chaplaincy Services in public secondary schools;

  Development of Ibibio Language curriculum;

  Conduct of verification exercise by the Ministry of Education to ascertain the actual number of pupils in public schools in the State;