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Be Committed To Your Education, Okowa Charges Students

… As Uduaghan Commissions School
By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba
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Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has charged students of Ogbemuden Model Secondary School in Agbor to be committed to their studies so they could get good grades as a way of encouraging government to do more in the educational sector.

The governor who expressed hope that all schools in the state would take a lead from the model school, said, “we must appreciate publicly, the immediate past governor for starting this concept of model schools and we must give credit to him because this edifice that is here housing our students in their classes and their laboratories was started by him”, revealing that several of such schools were been built across the state.

Okwa gave the charge during the commissioning of the Ogbemuden Model Secondary School, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.

Okowa said though only four of such schools with art of the earth facilities have been completed in the state noted, “We are hopeful that we will continue to do our best to complete all others that have already been started. That is what I called consolidation”, Okowa declared.

“When you see a good thing, you need to recognize it and ensure that in the process of governance that projects are not abandoned and in recognition of his goodwill and what he did start, I have to specifically invite him to commission this project”.

He pointed out that beyond the gigantic building, all other block of classrooms have been renovated and are in very good shape, “I am glad that with the completion of those projects, that would have improved on the numbers of classrooms that are available for use by our students in this institution. I believe that everything we need in a school is here”.

He prayed the teachers to provide the necessary training that the students needed, “and that our teachers will be committed to ensuring that students in this very institution come out top in their examination. It is also my hope that the students who are here in their large numbers would take their studies very seriously because the only way you can say thank you to the government of Delta State is to ensure that you come out with very good grades in your examinations”.

He took the opportunity to pray for the students to grow up and be adults of hope and people who would bring further development to the society and the Ika Nation at large.

The past governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who flew in from the United States was led by Okowa to formally commission the school and was led to inspect the art of the earth facilities that were in the school, even as Uduaghan took the medium to congratulate Okowa in his one year in office.

He also expressed joy that the Okowa-led government did not abandon the school projects that his administration started, “I am happy that you are building them. Let me also thanked the community for their support for the completion of this project”, recalling that a community in Delta Central where a project of this nature was to be sited by his government, wrote a letter to the government requesting for the payment of N300 million, “before we can site the school. Of course, we have to move the school to somewhere else and it is their lost and for years, they will account for that lost”, he noted.

Earlier, governor Okowa was at the Oza-Onagogo where he inspected the 5.8 and the 1.296 kilometre roads at Orikeze Street with a spur to Orikeze Close both in Ika South, constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) and Patdoh Nigeria Limited respectively.

The governor also commissioned the Dr. White & Upper Imudate Streets, in Agbor.

The governor was accompanied to the inspection and commissioning by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah and other top government functionaries including lawmakers.