RSG To Renovate Old Public Schools


Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon Chibuike Amaechi has disclosed plans by the state government to commence renovation of public schools in the state.
He gave the hint when he played host to the Old Girls Association of Archdeacon Crowder Memorial Girls Secondary School (ACMGS), Elelenwo, led by its President, Ambassador Nne Furo Kurubo at the weekend in Government House, Port Harcourt.
The old public schools, according to Amaechi, would have 20 classrooms without hostel accommodation and would cost about N400million each.
He promised that the ACMGS would benefit from the project, while expressing satisfaction in the way the school has been managed since it was handed over in 2008 to the Anglican Church.
Amaechi stated that they would run alongside the model secondary schools, adding that, “before we leave, we must open the remaining model schools”.
The remaining model schools, he said, include the ones at Okehi, Eberi-Omuma, Oyigbo, Asari-Toru, Emohua and Tai, which are at the verge of completion.
He maintained that his administration would continue to give priority to education, saying, “government has the responsibility to assist the poor”.
Lauding the school’s Old Girls Association for their commitment to build and preserve their alma mater, the governor said, “one of the commitment one has in life is to help those who build them up”, further reiterating that, “I think ACMGS has played a role in developing our education system, and so, we must all show gratitude”.
Earlier, National President of Old Girls Association of the school, Ambassador Kurubo stated that the body has decided to visit the governor as part of activities to mark the 70 years of the establishment of the school since 1943.
Ambassador Kurubo revealed that the school has produced several stateswomen and leaders in different walks of life.
“This year is a special year for us”, she stressed, adding that “anybody who has attained 70 years should be highly respected by everyone”.
While praising the governor for his efforts in transforming the education sector, she solicited for the government’s support towards the building of the school’s N150million auditorium.
“You can never forget something you have nurtured, so you have a stake there, and you cannot run away from it,” she said.