The Delta State Executive Council has approved the establishment of two new schools in the state capital, Asaba.
The decision of the state government on the creation of the new schools, was disclosed at a post exco briefing of journalists at the press center in government house, Asaba.
Reeling out the resolutions reached by the council at its meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 presided by the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu said, “because of influx of people to Delta and Asaba in particular due to the peaceful and progressive nature of the state, Exco approved the establishment of one new primary school and another secondary school in Asaba metropolis.”
The commissioner added that, “we know the importance of education to the lives of our people and we are also aware of the passion of the people when it has to do with education, so, we should expect more schools to be established in the future. We must give accolades to the administration of our Governor, because a lot of schools were also established during his first tenure.”
He revealed that the primary school will be situated within the junior staff quarters area while the secondary school will be sited along Okpanam road.
Still on Education matters, Aniagwu informed that the Delta Executive Council approved the release of N1.5 billion counterpart fund to Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for funding of primary education in the state for 2019.
The Information Commissioner noted that Delta was one of the few states consistent with payment of the counterpart fund to UBEC, adding that, the state government was consistent with the payment because of the premium it attached to education and resolve that Deltans should have the best of every positive development in the country.
“Delta is a peculiar state and our governor is passionate about education and as such, when the issue of counterpart-funding for UBEC was raised and deliberated on, it was approved by the Exco.
“This has made Delta the most consistent in paying of the counterpart fund,’’ he said.