VENERABLE AKAH TASKS COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP IN 23 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AREAS TO SYNERGIZE EFFORT WITH GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE CONDUCIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 15, 2021
The chairman Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board Venerable Fyneface Akah has tasked community leadership in the twenty three of the state to synergize effort with government to promote conducive environment for teaching and learning.
This community leadership could do by protecting school infrastructure and other government property sited in their communities
Venerable Fyneface Akah stated this when the traditional Ruler of Aboloma Community in Port Harcourt city local government Area Brigadier General Bright Ateke Fiboinumama retired and his Council of Chiefs, Leaders from Ohiagu Community of Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local Government Area led by Doctor Davies Ojima and officials of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Rivers State Chapter led by its chairman Chief Adi Wali paid him courtesy visits at the Board Headquarters in Port Harcourt.
The educationist called on communities and opinion leaders to take responsibility by seeing government property particularly school infrastructure as their own and protect them for the overall good of society.
He also condemned the attitude of some communities holding contractors handling construction and renovation works hostage demanding kickback and gratification, saying that the board would not hesitate to relocate such construction works to areas welcoming to the works.
Venerable Akah expressed the preparedness of the board to undertake its assignment in line with the new vision of the Wike-led administration to make quality basic education accessible to School age children.
Earlier in their separate remarks, the traditional ruler of Aboloma Brigadier General Bright Ateke Fiboinumama Retired and Doctor Davies Ojima of Ohiagu Community had disclosed that they were in his office to appeal for improved infrastructure in basic School in their Communities to engender better teaching and learning while Chief Adi Wali of Association of Nigerian Authors called for collaboration in promoting literary studies in UBE Schools .