By Simeon Nwakaudu
Improving the standard of training has at all times been a serious focus of the Wike Administration. When he took over management in 2015, the training sector was in dire want.
All via his first time period, Governor Wike diligently revived the training sector. From the essential , to the senior secondary as much as the tertiary training degree, Governor Wike upgraded amenities. The affect has been felt up to the agricultural communities.
All the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State felt the affect of the academic programmes and insurance policies of Governor Wike throughout his first time period. He promised to do extra for Rivers folks.
His second time period has been a continuation of the great revival of the training sector. The primary training sector is witnessing the large improve and reconstruction of colleges.
In the final one yr, about 100 primary training colleges have been upgraded and reconstructed by the Wike Administration.
The goal of the Wike Administration is to make sure that Rivers youngsters have entry to high quality studying amenities.
Through the Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board and the Rivers State Ministry of Education, the Wike Administration has empowered academics with fashionable instructing expertise.
The coaching and retraining of academics has been upscaled by the administration. Governor Wike believes that when academics are empowered with larger data and expertise, they may ship extra to Rivers youngsters.
Within the primary one yr of his second time period, Governor Wike has reconstructed and outfitted three main colleges within the state. They are: Government Secondary School, Ubima, (Formerly Community Secondary School, Ubima), Sea mattress Model School , Port Harcourt and Government Craft Development Centre, Port Harcourt.
Major secondary colleges unfold throughout the three senatorial districts of the State are witnessing improve and common restoration. This is a continuation of the phased reconstruction of iconic colleges began by the Wike Administration throughout his first time period.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is embarking on the reconstruction and reworking of the next secondary colleges: Enitonia High School, Port Harcourt in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area; Government Secondary School, Ogu in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Community Secondary School, Rumuolumeni in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area ,Community Secondary School,
Rumuepirikom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Bonny National Grammar School, Bonny in Bonny Local Government Area and Government Secondary School, Okarki in Ahoada West Local Government Area
Others are: Western Ahoada Central High School, Ahoada in Ahoada East Local Government Area, Government Secondary School, Abua in Abua/Odual Local Government Area, Government Secondary Schoo, Okporowo -Ogbakiri, Emohua Local Government Area,Government Secondary School, Obuama in Degema Local Government Area, Community Secondary School, Omuanwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area, Model Secondary School Bakana in Degema Local Government Area and Model Secondary School, Tombia in Degema Local Government Area .
The Rivers State Government underneath the management of Governor Wike has improved the funding of tertiary establishments within the state, creating the appropriate amenities which have led to the accreditation of programs.
The Rivers State University, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Keenule Beeson Polytechnic, Bori and the Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt have been well-funded by the Administration. They have develop into nationwide reference level.
To guarantee entry to training for the much less privileged, Governor Wike abolished all types of charges and levies in public major, junior and senior secondary colleges in Rivers State.
This was a serious second time period motion. He has since launched funds for the working of the colleges for the 2019/2020 tutorial session.
The funds launched by the Rivers State Governor can be utilized by the colleges for registers, chalks, dusters, markers, notebooks, pens and different consumables Governor Wike authorized that the State Government will henceforth bankroll the shape charges for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) for all Indigenes and non-indigenes within the state.
This approval by Governor Wike has been applied for the 2020 UTME carried out by JAMB.
All throughout the State, dad and mom, guardians and oldsters have continued to sing the praises of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for supporting Education in very sensible methods. With the abolition of charges and the fee of UTME charges, the much less privileged for the primary time are feeling the direct constructive affect of presidency.
Delivering the 2020 funds to the Rivers State House of Assembly, Governor Wike made a solemn dedication to make use of training as a instrument for empowerment and training.
He stated: “Building on the progress of the final 4 and half years, we are going to proceed to make sure ample funding for training in Rivers State. It is because of this that we’re proposing the sum of N49.471 billion to fund the training sector for 2020. This sum represents 20% of the overall funds and is the very best ever budgetary allocation to training, reflecting the extent of our dedication to investing in the way forward for our youngsters.
“ In 2020, we are going to proceed to make sure the systematic rehabilitation, improve and transformation of our major, secondary and tertiary establishments and construct new ones the place the inhabitants calls for to ship a extra conducive studying surroundings throughout colleges in Rivers State. “
Governor Wike has saved this promise. The outcomes are all over the place throughout the state. The outcomes from WAEC and NECO examinations justify the standard investments within the training sector by Governor Wike.