AGBOR (Ika Weekly) – A Professor of Economics with Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Peter Egbon has called on the state Government and the relevant authorities to update the state library at Agbor and establish new ones in Ika land.
Making the call in a 44 page paper presented at the recent 8th Annual Ika Kanma lecture held at the College of Education, Agbor, Prof. Egbon said the call has become necessary because any country with reading habit is an asset as the brains of the inhabitants are kept active, current and innovative.
The university don reminded the government that the budgetary allocations for the establishment of library at Owa-Alero and Ute-Okpu have not been fully utilized.
He remarked that as the number of secondary and tertiary institutions increases, there is the need to provide modern libraries, stocked with books on various subjects to enhance the studentsâ€™ reading culture.
Prof. Egbon said that one of the major defects in the junior secondary schools is the lack of vocational courses and training which has remained unattended to.
He said he was not satisfied that while most primary and secondary schools in Ika land benefited from the fencing projects and provisions of furniture in public schools in the area, the same cannot be said about the provision of science and library equipment.