In line with his commitment to the creation of access to quality basic education, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reiterated the abolition of fees and levies for all primary and Secondary schools in the state.
He said than any school administrator or principal that collects any fee would be sanctioned.
While commissioning the reconstructed and remodelled Sea-Bed Model Primary School, Port Harcourt, on Monday, the governor said that the state had made provision for the funding of all schools in the state.”
The school is one of the 253 Schools upgraded and expanded by Governor Wike in the last four years.
Wike assured Rivers people that he would continue to uplift the standard of education in the state through critical interventions.
He said: “We shall continue to engage in human capital development. And the best way to engage in human capital development is to fund educational development”.
Governor Wike announced that the State Government had awarded contracts for the construction of 69 Primary and Basic Education Schools across the state.
“We are awarding contracts for the construction of 69 Primary and Basic Education schools for the expansion of the frontiers of education.
“These projects will be handled by people of Rivers State, who will be empowered in the process of executing the projects “, he said.
He said that the Rivers State Government would continue to develop the education sector as a way of securing the future of Rivers State.
Governor Wike said that while other States celebrated their first 100days through press conferences, the Rivers State Government has continued to deliver projects to the people.
In a project description, the Permanent Secretary of Bureau of Special Projects, Mr Sunny Okere said that the school was remodelled and expanded. He said the new school now has a computer laboratory, Electronic Library, new classrooms and a Generator House.
Chairman of Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board, Venerable Fyneface Akah said that this is the first time that the school is witnessing upgrade after 106 years of existence.
Mrs Inko-Tariah of Christ Church thanked the Rivers State Governor for delivering on his promise to the Church. He said that the project is a testament that Governor Wike is a man of his wordsmith