As the clock ticks, the philanthropic governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi keeps revealing that he is a star embedded with an abundant deposit of treasures yearning to be tapped. This is evident in the rapidity with which he keeps presenting, introducing, inducting, kicking off and commissioning projects to execute or executed by his government . The recent exhibition and inauguration of several development projects in some schools in the state will go down in history as one of his unique colourful signatures in the hearts of the people.
The projects inaugurated include solar powered water boreholes newly constructed by his administration through the Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) in Model Secondary School and Urban Girls Secondary School in the University town of Nsukka, as well as Girls Secondary School Owerre-Ezeorba in Udenu LGA.
Also inaugurated at Girls Secondary School Owerre-Ezeorba, were two ultra-modern hostel blocks comprising 8 halls, a dining hall with kitchen; 60KVA Soundproof Electric Power Generator; renovated 28 classroom blocks and 800 capacity school main hall.
Gov. Ugwuanyi while in Nsukka inspected numerous ongoing construction projects in Command Secondary School, Orba, Udenu LGA, preparatory to its official commencement of academic activities, following its take-over by the military.
Speaking, the governor expressed delight that the newly constructed solar powered boreholes were executed by his administration to address water supply challenges in the schools, to advance the realization of the goals of the Enugu State School Water, Sanitization and Hygiene (WASH) programme.
Gov. Ugwuanyi added that the strategic aim of the water projects in the schools was also to stem the tide of hygiene-related infectiousness diseases, including COVID-19 and to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
He stated that the administration had in the recent past, renovated two hostel blocks, one dining hall and 9 buildings of four classroom blocks each, in Modern Secondary School, Nsukka, which facilitated the emergence of the school as the 5th best in the Public School Category in Nigeria, in the 2019 edition of the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award.
This feat, according to the governor, was based on the Federal Ministry of Education’s assessment of infrastructure, teaching and learning, quality of teachers and school administrator as well as school performances in Senior and Junior WAEC examinations.
The governor further clarified that “…in this benchmarking, Model Secondary School, Nsukka brought pride to the state and the school Principal, Mr. Obiora Ezugwuorie has long been appreciated through the Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) approved promotion to Salary GL-17.”
In a characteristically benevolent style, Gburu Gburu after appreciating the Principal, staff and students of the school for their diligence, upon the request of the students, approved the immediate construction of a male hostel and an ultramodern hall for the school.
Moving his train to the Urban Girls Secondary School, Nsukka, his team engaged in a turn-around renovation of three-unit buildings of eight classrooms which were hitherto damaged by rainstorms in 2018. It equally reconstructed a multi-purpose hall of one thousand seating capacity.
Before closing the curtain for the tour, the State Commissioner of Education, Prof. Uche Eze, the Chairman PPSMB, Barr. Nestor Ezeme and the Principals of the schools, conveyed their satisfaction and joy in Governor Ugwuanyi’s avowed predilection and passion for educational development and unanimously approved his leadership model; reminding that he has created a niche for himself right-round in the public domain.
ENUGU STATE IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD.
HON.MRS. BIBIAN ANEKWE.
SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT (SSA) TO GOV.IFEANYI UGWUANYI(MR FULFILMENT) ON MOBILIZATION AND EMPOWERMENT.
ENUGU DI N’AKA CHUKWU MOVEMENT (DG.)