Christopher Tom, Uyo
The school management and pupils of Government Primary School , Aka 1, Obio Imo street in Uyo local government area of AKwa Ibom state have lauded governor Udom Emmanuel for timely intervention in providing desks to pupils who sitting on the floor for many years.
Speaking with newsmen in uyo the Headmaster of school Mrs Aniema Ubo said pupils were sitting on the floor before the state government through governor Udom Emmanuel brought over 500 desks to the school .
Ubo, who expressed happiness over government gesture said two persons from United States of America also send in 20 and 25 desks respectively to support the state government in her drive to address infrastructural deficit in public schools.
The Head Teacher explained that teachers also assist the state government by using improvised teaching aids for learning .
“We have seen the change, the school wasn’t like this when I came, all the pupils were sitting on a bare floor, through your efforts and others, God has changed our story, we commend the government for quick intervention.”
“It was an eye saw, because throughout my life, I have never experienced sitting on the floor to learn, so when our commissioner for education came to the school, she wept, knowing that she is a mother, she immidiately informed the governor and that same week, we were provided with dual pupils seat”
She said media report on vandalization of school infrastructure got to some concerned individuals in the United States of America who send in desks to support government .
She disclosed that writing materials such as books, pencils biros and school bags were sent to share among the pupils .
“Others have also visited us, some of our citizens who base in USA, Visited the school and blessed us with 20 dual desks to assist the pupils also another young man who visited along with a lady, who also based in the USA also offered us 25 dual desk alongside with Stationaries like books, pencils, biros including school bags, to share for the pupils and they were very happy.”
Ebo said the gestures from International Donors showed that the children do not belong to the parents and government alone and requested others to assist government in educational development.
The school administrator also commend Inter Ministerial Direct Labour of government for roofing two classroom blocks in the school and appreciated governor Udom Emmanuel for developing educational facilities in the state
Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) AKwa Ibom State Idongesit Ashameri posing with pupils of Government Primary School Aka 1 , Uyo in the new desks supplied by AKwa Ibom state government