"Teachers Are The Bedrock Of The Society" - Edwin-nwonu
The leading gubernatorial aspirant in the forthcoming 2023 general election in Ebonyi State and member representing Ezza North/Ishielu Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Anayo Edwin-Nwonu, has congratulated Nigerian teachers on the 2021 Teachers Day celebration. In a message to Nigerian teachers, Edwin-Nwonu who chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Reformatory Institutions lauded Nigerian Teachers in particular and teachers all over the world for their pivotal and all-pervading roles in moulding humanity. He regretted that in Nigeria, teachers worked like elephants but ate like ants and charged the federal government to ensure comprehensive implementation of the Special Salary Scheme recently announced for teachers.
His words: "I wish to congratulate teachers all over the world and in particular, Nigerian teachers for their roles in building the human society. The role of teachers in any given society is pivotal and all-pervading. This is true because everyone human being including leaders like the president, governors, legislators, judges, lawyers; clergymen from the pope to the deacons; the laity and professionals like engineers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and soldiers all passed through the tutelage of teachers.
Mr. Felix Nwankwo handing over the materials to Mr. Linus Igboke of Group School, Nkalaha.
"However, it is ironical that in Nigeria, teachers work like elephants and eat like ants. As I appreciate the special salary scheme announced by the Federal Government for teachers, I thank the federal government and charge those concerned to ensure immediate and comprehensive implementation of the salary scheme."
The federal legislator who, ahead of the teachers' day celebration, distributed thousands of office desks, school desks, chairs, exercise books and other instructional materials to schools in his constituency on the 28th September, 2021 said that the gesture was designed to lighten the job of teachers, enhance teaching and learning by making the school environments conducive to learning and to support the overall improvement of the standard of education to ensure a better future for the society. Presenting the executive office desks, school desks, books and other instructional materials to the headmasters/headmistresses of the benefitting schools Ezza North and Ishielu Local Government Areas, the federal legislator who was represented by a don of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ikwo, Mr. Felix Nwankwo, said: "I present these executive office desks, school desks and chairs, books and instructional materials to you on behalf of your respective schools in order to make your school environments conducive to teaching and learning. It is my humble gesture to support the education sector in my state and to improve the quality of education. I charge you to put them to good use for the benefit of our children in order to guarantee a better future for our society".
In their votes of thanks, the headmistresses of Community Primary School Ekka, Mrs. Charity Nwazueke, and her counterparts of Community Primary School, Amegu Agba, Mr. Ndubuisi Nwankwo, and Group School Nkalaha, Mr. Linus Igboke, who spoke on behalf of the rest of their colleagues thanked Rt. Hon. Anayo Edwin-Nwonu for his periodic interventions in education sector which they said transcended the provision of educational materials to include construction of classroom blocks, provision of ICT centres and award of scholarships to indigent but gifted children. They all promised to put materials to good use for the interest of the pupils. Adding his voice, the retired longest serving Local Government Education Secretary in the history of Ebonyi State and former chairman of Southeast of Forum of Education Secretaries, Chief Godwin Nwafor commended Edwin-Nwonu for what he described as "Edwin-Nwonu's generous investment in the future of our society".