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Ebonyi union moves to revamp schools

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By Abraham Adekunle

Stakeholders hold summit to make education foundation functional.

Umuka Community in Okposi Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has held a summit to devise ways to make primary and secondary schools in the community more functional. The Umuka Progressive Union (UPU) organized the summit, which was held virtually. Prominent people from the community as well as the village head (Chief Okorie Irem) participated in the event. The resource persons stressed the need for increase in government funding, community involvement and other steps to get the schools function better.

Prof. Peter-Jazzy Ezeh, professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and Doctors Okereke John Ugwu and Uche Iburu of the Department of Banking and Finance and the Department of Industrial Physics at Ebonyi State University (EBSU) respectively served as the resource persons. The UPU President General, Elder Emenike Okorie, in his welcome address, expressed concern that quality education was becoming elusive in the two primary schools and one secondary school in the community.

An educational foundation had been functional in the community.

Okorie explained that the education summit was put together to brainstorm on how to improve the schools in the community, as well as ensure that children in the community get the right kind of education that will make more useful to themselves, the community and society at large. According to him, an education foundation had been active in the community in the past. The foundation worked in collaboration with the leadership of the union and the community to strengthen education in the area.

He opined that the foundation should be revived so that the good work can also come back and make the school functional. He said that quality education at the community’s grassroot level has been destroyed. As a result, the youth of the community no longer have the privilege that many adults from the community had when they were younger and attending schools in the area. So, these children leave the school as misfits and illiterates who cannot defend their certificates in exams such as the UTME and competitive recruitment testing opportunities.

Session was to brainstorm solutions to rescue children.

In his words, “We are here to generate solutions on how to rescue and reposition Umuka children, and stop them from ending up in the streets of Onitsha, Lagos, Port Harcourt, and elsewhere as vendors of Gala and other inconsequential items, or remaining at home as disposable political thugs and candidates of cultist groups.” He stated that going forward, the stakeholders should refresh and invigorate the Umuka Educational Foundation with new leadership for greater achievements.

The president also said that the participants should build on the online summit by holding a physical one in the community itself. This will help to sensitize the people at home on the direction that the people are going. It is very important to transcend the virtual plans so that the people can be carried along. When a big project is being launched in the area, the people would already be aware and it would be easy to get volunteers to make it a success.

Schools build the educational foundation of a community.

Education is said to be the key to unlocking the potential of the next generation. This is because it stimulates the mind and ensures that every individual can think on his or her own. It is at the primary and secondary school levels that this can be done. At that time, the mind is still flexible and the children can be shaped to become what the community and Nigeria can benefit from. The foundation can undertake projects that ensure that children can get access to free education, a serene environment and many other resources.

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3 months ago

Ebonyi union moves to revamp schoolsStakeholders hold summit to make education foundation functional. – Express your point of view.

3 months ago

That’s great news! It’s wonderful to hear that the Ebonyi union is taking proactive steps to revamp schools and make education a strong foundation for the community. Education is the key to unlocking opportunities and empowering individuals to reach their full potential. By holding a summit and involving stakeholders, the union is demonstrating a commitment to collaboration and ensuring that all voices are heard in the process of improving education.
Revamping schools involves addressing various aspects, such as infrastructure, curriculum, teaching methods, and access to resources. It is crucial to create an environment that is conducive to learning, with well-equipped classrooms, libraries, and laboratories. Additionally, updating the curriculum to align with modern needs and incorporating innovative teaching methods can enhance the quality of education and prepare students for the challenges of the future.

Engaging stakeholders, including teachers, parents, students, and community members, is essential for the success of any educational initiative. By involving them in the decision-making process, their valuable insights and perspectives can contribute to the development of effective strategies and policies. It is important to create a sense of ownership and collective responsibility for the education system, as this fosters a supportive and nurturing environment for students.
Investing in education is an investment in the future of the community. It not only equips individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed but also contributes to the overall development and progress of the society. By revamping schools and making education a priority, the Ebonyi union is paving the way for a brighter future, where every child has access to quality education and the opportunity to thrive.
I commend the efforts of the Ebonyi union and all the stakeholders involved in this initiative. Together, we can build a strong educational foundation that empowers the next generation and transforms the community. Let’s continue to support and prioritize education, as it is the key to unlocking a world of possibilities.

3 months ago

It is a laudable endeavor that schools in Ebonyi are being renovated. It speaks to the necessity for a practical education that supports educational equality and aids in overall growth. With this, there is a chance that education in Ebonyi will improve.

3 months ago

Ebonyi union moves to revamp schools, The renovation of schools in Ebonyi is an admirable initiative. It emphasizes the need for a practical education that promotes educational equality and promotes general development. This may lead to an improvement in education in Ebonyi