|ABAKALIKI – The Commissioner for Education in Ebonyi State, Mr Ndubuisi Agbo, said on Monday that the government was committed to building a solid foundation for education in the state.
Agbo told newsmen in Abakaliki after monitoring the resumption of schools for the third term of the 2013/2014 academic year that stakeholders in the sector should assist the government to realise the objective.
He said the government had put in place innovative policies and programmes to enhance the standard at all levels of education.
“Our policies and programmes in the industry have lifted the standard and quality of education. “Our vision is to transform the state through robust and solid education system.
“We hope that with proper synergy with all critical stakeholders and, especially our teachers, we will leave enduring legacy for our people,’’ Agbo said.
He tasked teachers, stakeholders and other administrators to key into the education transformation agenda of Gov. Martin Elechi.
The commissioner commended teachers in public and private schools in the state for effective resumption of classes.
He, however, frowned at the poor attendance of pupils and students in some primary and secondary schools.
Agbo urged teachers and other school officials to be committed to duty and warned that the government would not tolerate laxity and truancy.
“We are at the stage of consolidation, having done our best to reposition the entire system for efficient and effective service delivery through our reform policies.
“We urge our teachers and all those involved in the provision of quality and functional education to show more commitment in the discharge of their duties,’’ he said. (NAN)