ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has called on community vigilantes to partner with the state government in securing school facilities against vandals in public schools in the state.
The commissioner gave the charge when he inspected some public schools in Okpanam and Obomkpa towns.
Chief Ukah, who expressed his displeasure over the incessant rate of vandalisation in public schools, appealed for intensification of cooperation from the communities and their vigilante groups that will guarantee the security of educational facilities of schools in their respective communities.
He urged the communities to step up their game in protecting these school facilities in their areas as it has become a big challenge, which according to him, must be tackled with all seriousness as government had spent huge resources in providing the facilities.
The commissioner, who reiterated the state government’s commitment in developing the basic and secondary education sub sector in the state, stressed that the construction and renovation of public schools across the state is a demonstration of government interest in making the public schools in the state conducive for learning, while stating that the Okowa administration would continue to give priority attention to education as it played a very crucial role in the Stronger Delta agenda of the present administration.
The school heads of the various schools visited by the commissioner assured him they would continue to partner with the state government to ensure that the standard of education in the state is not compromised.
The schools visited by the commissioner during his inspection visit are Mgbala Primary school, Umebali Primary school, Oruchi Secondary school, Okpanam High School, all in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, and Obomkpa Mixed Secondary School, Obomkpa, Aniocha North Local Government Area.