Anambra State Government through the Ministry of Basic Education is set to appreciate education builders in the state.
The programme tagged Anambra State at thirty: A Day with Education Builders”, will hold today, Thursday in Awka, to appreciate those, who have contributed to the development of Education in Anambra State.
Correspondent Njideka Okoye reports that the event is first of its kind in the history of Anambra State as over sixty people would be appreciated for their contributions in the development of the education sector.
Speaking on the event, the Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha said that the event will also showcase students’ parliament for the first time in Anambra State as well as project what the ministry has achieved in education over the years.
Commissioner Omenugha also noted that the ministry will during the event, present a book titled, “Guide to Public Private Initiative and Intervention in Anambra State Schools”.
The Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and member representing Anaocha Two Constituency at the state Assembly, Honourable Ejike Okechukwu stressed the importance of involving philanthropists in tackling the challenges in education as government cannot do it alone.
He noted that the event will serve as a motivator to those that have done well and as a wake-up call to others to invest in education.
Also commenting, the Deputy Chairman, Post Primary Schools Service Commission and member in charge of Awka Educational Zone, Lady Pat Offia said government partnership with individuals, groups and philanthropists in education has been very fruitful and rewarding, noting that Anambra State is now a reference point for excellent performance in education.
A former Director of Education, Sir Ogo Ezeonu commended Commissioner Omenugha for ensuring that the dreams of Governor Willie Obiano for the education sector are actualized.