Amaechi Tasks New Boards On Quality Service

0
901

Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon.
Chibuike Amaechi has tasked three new management boards of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers College of Health Science and Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori on quality service.
He gave the charge when he inaugurated the boards on Monday in Government House, Port Harcourt.
Represented by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. George Feyii, the governor admitted that the problem of tertiary education was not standards but quality education.
“I think that where we have the greatest challenge is quality”, Amaechi said, adding that, “quality has gone down over the years but the standards are there”.
Against this backdrop, he urged the new boards to, “go to the institutions and make sure that the people that come out from there meet the requirement, in character and in learning”.
When once this is achieved, the governor said, this will help consolidate government’s investment in education over the years.
He expressed the hope that members of the new boards would justify the confidence reposed in them.
Responding, Chairman, Governing Board of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Dr. Aaron Ikuru, thanked the government for the confidence reposed in them, assuring that they would not fail.
He said, “we have watched on the sidelines of the good policies and programmes the government has executed in education…We have seen the model primary and secondary schools as beautiful, and in no other state of the federation”.
Dr. Ikuru remarked that the Amaechi-led administration had pushed education beyond the frontiers of the state and promised that members would collaborate with other stakeholders in the institutions to drive the vision of government in the sector.
Members of the board in the University of Education include, Princess Rachael Fibika Ado, Geoffrey Comson, Jonny Lulu-Barango, Paul Igbara, Gordons Ojijiagwo and ThankGod Amaechi.
For Rivers State Polytechnic, the board is chaired by Independence Enyindah while Sunday Orlu, Gloria Iruene, Okara Okezie, Kingsley Orukwuowu, Israel Waribo Pepple, Emmanuel Oko Jaja and Dr. Peter Medee are members.
Rivers State College of Health Science has Barrister Cyprian Tasie Wike as Chairman, while other members include Nwoke Agbani, Nicholas Ikiriko, Anthony Biragbara and Chibuenyi Frank Nwanodi.

Members House of Representatives, Chief Barry Mpigi (2nd right) with former Commissioner, RSIEC, Professor Sam Nwideedun (3rd right), Commissioner for Works, Chief Victor Giadom and his wife, Mrs. Giadom at the dedication service of Ogoni project 2015 organised by MOSOP at Methodist Cathedral Church, Bori recently. Photo: Chris Monyanaga.
Members House of Representatives, Chief Barry Mpigi (2nd right) with former Commissioner, RSIEC, Professor Sam Nwideedun (3rd right), Commissioner for Works, Chief Victor Giadom and his wife, Mrs. Giadom at the dedication service of Ogoni project 2015 organised by MOSOP at Methodist Cathedral Church, Bori recently. Photo: Chris Monyanaga.