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Akwa Ibom State Govt Declares Emergency On Education

As Gov. UDOM EMMANUEL directs that all ministrial jobs for the year be allocated to education

In line with the declaration of a State of emergency in the Education sector by Governor Udom Emmanuel, the entire ministerial jobs for the year 2021 has been allocated to the education sector.

Currently, there are more than 300 projects ongoing in different schools across the Local Government Areas in furtherance of the emergency declaration of the state Government.

Additionally, the State Government is still fully committed to the sustenance of the free and compulsory education policy currently in force. Government does not receive and has not indicated any interest to receive money from pupils and students or their parents. However, where parents, groups or communities, in response to the clarion call for contributory development of Education in the state, choose to voluntarily support schools, government shall not be opposed to it. The ten year educational development plan proposed by the Education Think tank is being vigorously pursued by the Government. The entire education machinery of Government under the Ministry of Education and boards have been reinvigorated to deliver on the targets set by the proposal.

“Additionally, the State Government is still fully committed to the sustenance of the free and compulsory education policy currently in force”.

We urge all citizens to continue to support the Government’s drive to ensure qualitative education at all levels. Parents, guardians, responsible companies and community leaders are encouraged to contribute and participate in the development of education in the state.

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