Govt Committed To Quality Education -Muoboghare

DELTA State Government has stated its commitment towards improving the quality of education in the state through the establishment of teaching and examination malpractice monitoring team in basic and secondary schools.

The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare who stated this while briefing journalists in Asaba weekend, after the State Executive Council Meeting (Exco), said the team would be made up of professors from Delta State University (DELSU)

He explained that the team would help monitor teachers to ensure that they teach well and use adequate teaching aid in order to reduce exam malpractices in schools.

His words “We have decided to use professors from DELSU to monitor teaching and exam malpractices in our schools; this will help us build a qualitative educational system in the state.”

Muoboghare observed that Exco has approved that the ministry continues with the building, reconstruction and supply of furniture to basic and secondary schools in the 25 local government area of the state.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Water Resources, Dr. Chris Ogehenechovwe briefed journalists on the four projects approved by exco in his ministry, explaining that the completion of phase one of the Warri –Effurun Water project was approved.

He said the project would be completed within 11 months and was expected to supply water to 15,500 household in the locality.

Dr. Oghenechovwe stated that exco also gave approval for the establishment of a water quality laboratory to help test water from private bore-hole to ascertain if they are fit for use in order to reduce water bore disease in the state.

 

“The establishment of this quality water lab will help the ministry to test water from private bore-hole to know if they are good for drinking, this will help reduce water bore disease in the state.”

The Commissioner said approval was also given for the expansion of the Bomadi water scheme and the rehabilitation of 19 other water schemes abandoned in the area to help provide potable water to the riverine communities of the state.

In the health sector, the Commissioner, Dr. Joseph Otumara explained that approval was given for the establishment of gas pipeline at central hospital Agbor, Warri and Ughelli to ensure improved medical facility in the hospitals.

“The central Hospitals in Warri, Agbor and Ughelli have gas plant, with the establishment of the gas pipeline there will be constant supply of gas (oxygen) to the plant for effective service delivery in the hospitals.”