By Bridget Ikyado
The Benue Government has given assurance that schools in the state would be repositioned to provide qualitative education in line with global standards.
The Commissioner for Education and Knowledge Management, Rev. Frederick Ikyaan, gave the assurance during an inspection visit to Government College Makurdi, on Thursday.
According to him, government will be bringing about the desired changes in the education sector for the benefit of the state and the country.
“If the education sector is fixed, everything else would work perfectly,” he added, and solicited the support of teachers and other stakeholders for the task ahead.
The commissioner pledged to sustain visits to schools in the state “until they are well positioned to impart qualitative education to the public.
“The best way to improve the quality of education is through effective inspection and supervision, and I will continue to do so,” Ikyaan added.
The commissioner advised teachers to remain resilient as they have critical roles to play in shaping the society and humanity.
He explained that the inspection visit was to have first hand knowledge of the condition of the school and teachers.
Ikyaan expressed dismay at the level of infrastructure decay in the exchange school which houses 1,006 students.
He pledged government support to reinvigorate and renovate the school facilities, and all other public schools in the state.
“The reports given are true reflections of what I have seen, the school has to be raised from the present deplorable state to a better form.
“We cannot have such a system in the globally world and expect the best from the students,” Ikyaan added.
Earlier, the Principal of the school, Mrs Aumbur Agena, appreciated the commissioner for taking time to embark on assessment of facilities in the state.
She said the exchange school has students from 19 Northern states, and urged the state government to respond speedily to the needs of the students in terms of facilities and infrastructure.
The principal said on their part, they have been trying their best to ensure staff welfare and meet the needs of the students. (vitalnewsngr.com)