``Think out of the box to develop schools’’ Commissioner enjoins heads, state-owned tertiary institutions
person_pin Okey Onwuka
query_builder June 29, 2020 15:48:39

By Okechukwu Nwanneka   :

Awka, June 29, 2020 (MOI) Newly installed Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Sally Mbanefo has urged heads of state-owned Tertiary Institutions to think out of the box to support Government in its bid to improve education.

``Think out of the box by seeking for support from all relevant bodies including the World Bank for ways forward for our schools.’’

Mrs Mbanefo, a lawyer said this during a meeting, held at her office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, while familiarising herself with heads and management of the institutions.

The forum was also to know the challenges facing their institutions.

``I will play a major personal role in ensuring the improvements of e-Library in schools and we will work as a team to achieve these objectives.’’

The Vice-Chancellor, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Prof. Greg Nwakobi pledged that they would do their best to assist government.

He urged the Ministry to give them a listening ear at every point in time, saying that education required so much work and funding.

``As professionals, we must ensure that tertiary institutions, especially COOU, move forward because it is our primary assignment to see to the betterment of the schools and the state.

``We are already in the process of installing the e-Libraries in institutions.’’

He pleaded with the government to support the school’s upcoming accreditation in July.

Rector, Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu, Dr Nneka Mefoh pleaded with the commissioner to pay special attention to the schools for better results and achievement.

``The Higher National Diploma (HND) level in the school has yet to be accredited by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE).

``We need maximum assistance from the Ministry for growth and development of the polytechnic.’’

Registrar, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Mr Godwin Okeke said that all had been in place for installation of e-Library in the school. (MOI)