Education Board Meets to Enhance Learning Environment

By Chukwumerije Aja, Enugu 

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The Governing Board of Christian Onoh College of Education, Ngwo, Enugu State, convened on Thursday in the college’s conference room to discuss strategies for creating a more conducive learning environment. Led by Chairman Agu Gabriel Agu, the board members gathered with enthusiasm and dedication to brainstorm innovative ideas for improving the college’s academic setting.

Agu Gabriel Agu welcomed the members and expressed his delight at the palpable enthusiasm and commitment in the room. He emphasised the importance of providing a supportive and stimulating environment for students to thrive academically and personally. The meeting aimed to foster collaboration and idea-sharing among board members, ensuring a comprehensive approach to enhancing the college’s learning environment.

“As the Chairman of this Board, I am committed to ensuring that Christian Onoh College of Education reaches its full potential. I charge the Provost and the management team to implement the proposals presented today with diligence and transparency. Let us work together to build a legacy that honors our founder’s vision and provides a solid foundation for future generations”, Agu stated.

Agu expressed his pleasure at the meeting’s productive discussions and reiterated his commitment to the college’s success while emphasising transparency and accountability.

Agu however urged the Provost, Venerable Dr. Chibuzo Emmanuel, to make available to the Board members, short-term and long-term proposals for the college’s development.

Venerable Dr. Emmanuel however, promised that he would present a comprehensive plan for the short term (six months to one year) which would include but not be limited to:

– Renovating existing classrooms and laboratories

– Upgrading the library’s book collection and digital resources

– Establishing a student counseling center

– Organizing faculty development workshops

– Introducing extracurricular activities

– Building new faculty offices and student hostels

– Establishing a research center and innovation hub

– Developing strategic partnerships with local industries and international institutions and

– Creating a sustainable campus development plan.

The council members were however impressed with the changes they met after their last meeting.

Agu Gabriel Agu commended the Provost’s vision and encouraged the council members to work together to transform Christian Onoh College of Education into a premier institution.

“With a united vision and determination, the council set the wheels in motion to create a conducive learning environment, paving the way for a brighter future for the college and its students”, Agu stated.

Meanwhile, the daughter of Christian Onoh and wife of Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu, who is also a member of the Board, expressed happiness that her father has been immortalised by naming the college after him.

“My dear council members, I am honored to be part of this meeting and to see the passion and commitment to improving the college. My father, Christian Onoh, would have been proud to see the progress and growth of this institution. He was a man who believed in the power of education and dedicated his life to serving others. I recall his words, ‘Education is the key to unlocking the potential of our youth and building a better future for our society.’ I urge you all to continue working tirelessly to ensure that this college remains a beacon of hope and excellence, a true testament to my father’s legacy.” Bianca stated.

Also speaking, a former President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and former Minister of Information, John Nwodo, who is a member of the Board, commend the Provost and the council members for their tireless efforts in shaping the future of the institution. 

“As a two time Minister, I understand the importance of strategic planning and investment in education. I believe that Christian Onoh College of Education has the potential to become a hub for academic excellence and innovation in Nigeria. I suggest we explore partnerships with the private sector and international organizations to secure funding and resources, enhancing our infrastructure and academic programs. Let us work together to create a world-class institution that will make our founder, Christian Onoh, proud,” Nwodo said.

John Nwodo acknowledged the efforts of the Provost and council members by bringing his expertise in leadership to the discussion.

He emphasised the potential for the college to become a hub for excellence and suggested exploring partnerships for funding and resources and encouraged collaboration to achieve a shared vision.

 

Dominica Nwabufo

 

 

 

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