Governor Udom Emmanuel has bagged the Pillar of Education Award in the South-South Zone of Nigeria and the title of ‘Ete Ndito Ufok Nwed in Akwa Ibom.
The Award and the title were conferred on him in Uyo by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS during their Strategic Leadership Congress.
Mercy Ekere reports that the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebiet was decorated by the Association for her passion for the Education Sector.
Acknowledging Gov. Emmanuel’s support for Education in the state through sustained free, compulsory and qualitative education, the association conferred on him two awards which were received by the commissioner for Education on behalf of the governor.
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Responding on behalf of the Governor, the Commissioner for Education thanked the association for the award noting that Governor Emmanuel is committed to reforming the sector and ensuring Akwa Ibom children get the best.
Earlier in her keynote address, the commissioner acknowledged the contributions of NAPPS in the development of education in Nigeria saying government is committed to providing the enabling environment and support for private schools to succeed.
She said government expects proprietors of schools to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the operations of private schools.
The president NAPPS, Chief Yomi Otubela in a remark acknowledged Gov. Udom Emmanuel’s passion for educating Akwa Ibom children and his support for private school owners in the state to operate, noting that nurturing children is for the overall development of the nation.
Also at the event, the commissioner for education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebiet was decorated by the south-south zonal president, Dr. Akpeme Ochoko for her zeal towards improving the sector.
On his part, the special assistant to the governor on education monitoring, Mr. Udeme Udofia called for the corperation of school proprietors in the state for the realization of the governor’s vision for the sector.