Says Programme Review Imminent
DELTA State Government is to review the programmes of the state Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and reposition it, to meet the purpose for which it was set up.
The state Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who announced this while inspecting projects in Asaba said ICE has lost its focus and should be thoroughly reviewed.
Dr. Uduaghan, regretted that the institution had completely lost it’s track and doing some thing else and directed that it should retrace its steps and run the programmes it was set up to implement.
He promised to look at the edict establishing the institute to ensure that the institution no longer derails. His words: ”we are going to review the programmes of ICE and how it is operating presently, it is deviating from its mandate and we are not going to allow it continue to derail.”
The governor who inspected schools, roads and drainage projects directed the state Ministry of Works to redesign the Ezenei road drainage so that it would empty water into a natural way to the river.
He said the current design was defective as it would eventually create a pool of water at the end of the road thereby defeating the purpose of the drainage.
Inspecting Abu-Ator Model Primary School, Asaba, the governor enjoined pupils of the school to maintain the buildings and not deface them. He particularly urged the pupils to be hardworking, neat and always keep their surrounding clean.
In answer to questions from journalists, the governor promised that the Model Schools in the state would be ready before the beginning of next academic session.
The governor said that his administration was putting emphasis on infrastructures and the training and retraining of teachers to improve academic excellence in schools. He also promised that his government would set machinery in motion to change the attitude of teachers to work.
Speaking further he said, “we are going to work on the attitudinal change of teachers so that they become more dedicated to enable us achieve academic excellence”.
While calling on parents to take more interest in the academic work of their children. Dr. Uduaghan said parents should not leave the academic progress of their children to teachers alone.
The governor who emphasized the need for contractors to create recreational centres in schools said it was necessary for fields to be provided in school environment for students and pupils to play games and exercise their muscles.
Projects the governor inspected include the Okpanam drainage, SPC Model School, Ezenai road, ICE School and Dr. Festus Okubor road, among others.