BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Basic Education has
called for the employment of more teachers to teach in public schools as soon as COVID-19 is contained for the upliftment of basic education in the State.
The Chairman of the Committee, Sir. Ejike Okechukwu made the call during the meeting of the Committee with Education Secretaries in the twenty-one local government areas of the State.
Sir. Ejike explained that the meeting was designed to ascertain challenges confronting basic education and how to address them.
The Lawmaker expressed satisfaction that at the end of the meeting the
Committee and Education Secretaries arrived at certain decisions that will help in uplifting the standard of education in the State.
In his speech, the Education Secretary for Awka South Local Government
Area, Chief Felix Nzeamalu assured the Committee that all the short comings of Education Secretaries in the various local government areas across the State will be addressed.
On his part, the Education Secretary for Anambra West Local Government
Area, Sir. Joseph Udeoba commended the Committee for the manner it tackled pressing issues as it concerns primary schools and urged the State government to ensure maximum productivity.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Uche Okafor has described the late Senior Special Assistant to the Governor
on Media and Grassroot Mobilization, Chief Egbuna Amuta as a committed
and sure-footed journalist.
In his condolence message to the late Chief Amuta’s family and the State Broadcasting Service where he was the Deputy Director of News and Currently Affairs, Right Honourable Okafor noted that the deceased made good use of his journalism profession to foster peace, unity and progress in the state.
The Speaker who recollected the wonderful impact made by the late
Chief Amuta both in political and public affairs, maintained that he undoubtedly rendered quality service to God and humanity.
Right Honourable Okafor said that the political class, public service, Onitsha ancient kingdom, Nigeria Union of Journalists, the Media World and Ndi Anambra have lost a confident and competent journalist in the person of the late Chief Amuta whose write-ups, according to him, conveyed development and political decency.
He urged the family members to look unto God for consolation and fortitude to bear the painful death of Chief Amuta.