Thursday, 12 March 2020

Ayade will revamp education in C'River - SA Education

...Ayade, committed to welfare of teaching and Non-teaching staff, infrastructures in our schools...SA Education

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The Special Adviser on Education, Castro Ezama, has assured that the administration of Sen Prof Ben Ayade is highly committed to providing facilities and standard infrastructures for all the state's educational institutions.

Ezama who gave the assurance while undertaking on-the-spot assessment visit the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECTH), Calabar recently as part of his tour of schools in the state to assess facilities and infrastructures, also promised that the state government is equally committed to ensuring the welfare of both Teaching and Non-teaching staff of educational institutions, as well as better learning atmosphere for the students in Cross River

While addressing the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof David Abua Ogar and other senior management staff of the University, the SA on Education said that Governor Ben Ayade has been magnanimous in his financial commitments to the state citadel of learning and in the provision of basic infrastructure to the school.

He enjoin  and asserted that it is gratifying to note that youths have been in the core of the administration's mandate as evident in their representation in government at all levels, explaining that his visit to the school was to get a first-hand assessment of the challenges faced by the Institution and to solicit Management and students support in the fight against social vices like cultism, examinations malpractices, monetary gratifications to pass examinations, non-payment of school fees by students as well as other immoral conducts that have eaten deep into our social fabrics as a people.

Ezama said that the situation where cultism, examination malpractices and sorting of lecturers and awarding of undeserved marks for sex and sexual harrassment is not acceptable to the Ayade Government and will never be condone, warning that those who insist on such morally debased routes, when caught would be prosecuted and shown the way out of the system.

He said that it is sad tyat cultism has permeated the educational system so much so that children in secondary schools are being initiated into various cult groups, thereby putting the future of these young people in jeopardy and the state's leadership future at high risk.

"I'm deeply worried about cultism. What I want to achieve is to drum it into the ears of our students and wards on the danger that it portends to them, their family and the society. Nobody is given a degree for cultism.

I want to also ensure that students pass through the institution with sound character and deserving of their qualifications," Ezama, posited.

Responding, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. David Abua Ogar expressed appreciation to His Excellency Sen Ben Ayade for his support for the Institution which he said has gone a long way in ensuring that it operates optimally.

The Acting VC also congratulated the SA for his merited appointment, and revealed that the management of the Institution has drawn up a five-point agenda that will tackle the myriad of issues bedevilling the Institution, and mentioned the areas to include Security,
Welfare of Staff, Quality Education and Teaching, Infrastructural Development, and
Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

According to the Acting Vice Chancellor, the school has stepped up security measures to stem the tides of cultism and disturbances on campus and that adequate manpower and security gadgets have been put in place and that the proactive steps by his leadership is already yielding result in that direction.

On the issue of complaints, manipulations and delay in the release of results, he revealed that the delay was due to late compilation, computation and submission of assessment to the Information system of the Management, and assured that the school authority has worked out modality for assessment to be uploaded to the MIS two weeks before examinations and hoped that this will drastically curtail malpractices especially from some dubious lecturers.

The acting Vice-Chancellor while expressing regrets about some actions of students that are inimical to the image of the institution and that such acts are capable of hindering their chances of better prospects in the global academic community.

Prof. Ogar expressed gratitude to Governor Ben Ayade for the prompt and regular payment of subventions to the Institution despite the lean financial profile of the State while at the same time appealed to the Governor to accents to the Bill passed by the Cross River State House of Assembly on the change of the name of the Institution for smooth and efficient running of the school.