Enugu State Government to revamp Education Sector

Cyril Okonkwo, Enugu

The Enugu State Government says it has concluded plans to institute uniform curriculum for all levels of its education sector.

The state has also set machinery in motion for the renovation of 300 primary and secondary schools in parts of the state as another way of boosting the sector.
The State Commissioner for Information, Godwin Udeuhele, announced this while briefing newsmen after the Executive Council meeting held at Exco Hall Government House Enugu.

He stated that government took the decision following the poor performance of pupils and students in schools in the state in recent time.

Udeuhele explained that in view of the decision, government had equally approved the award of contract of Action Plan of 4th quarter 2011 2nd quarter 2013 UBEC/ENSUBEB intervention project to genuine
and successful contractors.

He noted that with this approval, more than three hundred secondary and primary schools in the state would be renovated to ensure a good teaching and learning environment for the children.

According to him, the Exco had also approved a memorandum on the urgent need for monitoring the performances of teachers and their pupils to measure their achievements in public schools as a way of
improving the standard of education in the state.

Udeuhele outlined other approvals to include the engagement of Paradise-Palm Limited to offer consultancy
services to the state government on outdoor advertisement in the
state.

He explained that following the dwindling economy and the lean resources available for government activities, the measure was to take leverage of the expertise of the company towards generating and increasing the revenue base of the sector.

Also approved, was the repositioning of the Enugu State Marketing Company Limited for greater growth and economic development of the
State following its under utilization occasioned by bad management.

“In view of the above, the Hon Commissioner for Commerce and Industry has been directed to place an advert for the position of competent General Manager and ensure that best hands are engaged towards turning around the company and making it a major source of revenue generation for the government,” Udeuhele said.

He noted that the council had equally approved a draft bill for a law to enable Enugu State Government to raise internal loan from the capital market through the issuance of securities in the form
of registered bond.

He said that the measure was to enable the state government to execute the special development projects set aside in the 2016 appropriation law.

 

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