AGBOR (Ika Weekly) – The Chairman of All Nigerian Conference of Principals Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) Ika South chapter Chief Bernard Nwaki has raised an alarm over the deteriorating conditionâ€™s of school buildings and inadequate manpower as some of the challenges facing secondary schools in the state.
Making his feelings known at a meeting of members of ANCOPSS held at Baptist Girls Secondary Model School, Agbor, Chief Nwaki said there is an urgent need for the state Ministry of Education to come to the aid of the secondary schools in the Local Government Area to ensure effective teaching and learning.
The ANCOPSS Chairman therefore called on the state Government to uplift the structural faces of the schools which are in bad shape and to employ more teachers in some core areas to improve teaching and learning in the schools.
Chief Nwaki specifically called on the Government to protect the school properties in public schools by fencing the premises and employing security officers, for according to him, all the public schools in the area are exposed to various hazards.
Chief Nwaki who is also the principal of Ime-Obi secondary school, Agbor, suggested that since the world is moving towards technological advancement, the Delta State Government should as a matter of priority provide computer to all secondary schools in the state so as to make students computer literates at secondary school level.
He described the Universal Basic Education being adopted by Government as laudable as it would create equal opportunities for children of the rich and poor to be educated.
The meeting was attended by all the principals of public secondary schools in Ika South Local Government Area, including the State Chairman of ANCOPSS, Prince Francis Jegbefume.