An educationist and
university lecturer, Dr. Sam B. Kalagbor, has lauded the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, over his plan to re-organise the Rivers State education sector, describing the move as a mark of the governor’s commitment to educational development in the State.
Kalagbor, who spoke with The Tide in an exclusive interview in Port Harcourt recently, said the governor’s plan to re-introduce the boarding system of education in our public schools was highly commendable, as it would instill discipline among students.
Kalagbor was happy that Rivers State governor demonstrated his priority interest in educational development through his prompt response in the renovation of the law faculty of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
He also spoke about the directive of the governor that facilities in Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokuta, be immediately upgraded as a pilot project for the total infrastructural overhaul of all government secondary schools in the state.
While commending the plan by Governor Wike to establish a College of Medicine at the state University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, the educationist said the project would help in tackling the dire need of manpower in the education and health sectors in the state.
According to him, governor’s track record as former Supervising Minister of Education, “has given him substantial experience and exposure to tackle the decay in the Rivers education sector”.
He, however, appealed to all stakeholders in Rivers State, particularly the private sector to partner with the state government to provide quality delivery in the Rivers education sector, noting that education was the bedrock of development in any society.
Kalagbor, who is also a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, said Governor Wike’s grassroots involvement has amply prepared him for the leadership of the state and will enable him to dispense the dividends of democracy in all sectors of the Rivers economy.
He called on Rivers people to give the governor the needed support to succeed.