The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchukwu Kagborekuzi I, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 received the new Chief Inspector of Education, Ika South Local Government Area, Mr. A.O Eze.
Speaking during the courtesy visit, Mr. Eze said he felt highly honoured and privileged being received by the Dein, who he described as a history making king that broke the Guinness Records.
Mr. Eze disclosed that he was posted in March and that his visit was to receive the Dein’s royal blessing, assuring that he has come to work to ensure that every child in Ika South gets quality and effective education. see also:ORIAHI DRAGS NUEL OMODON, THREE OTHERS TO DEIN PALACE
According to him, “I stand for effective teaching and learning. The Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa led administration has done very well by upgrading schools in the state, especially in the area of infrastructure, and as such, many schools are now wearing new look. I have also come to ensure that discipline prevails in schools and lateness to school becomes a thing of the past”.
The Umuahia-born Chief Inspector of Education who expressed optimism that he would leave his footprint as C.I.E in the sands of time in Agbor, revealed that in 1998, he was posted to Ika South for his National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) and that his performance offered him the job that today he has risen to the position of Chief Inspector of Education.
Responding, the Dein commended Chief Inspector of Education for the courtesy visit, but lamented the poor state of schools in his kingdom, where the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Hon. Commissioner Chiedu Ebie hails from. According to the monarch, “I am not happy about the poor state of school infrastructure in Agbor. I don’t understand why in this 21st century, Ime-Obi Secondary School in my kingdom has students sitting and learning on bare floor as a result of lack of furniture. I am really not happy with Ebie. So, I want the government to look particularly into the dilapidated schools at Oza-Nogogo, Dein Palace Primary and Secondary Schools”.
The monarch also frowned at situation where schools are built without toilet facilities. The Dein then called on the Chief Inspector of Education to supervise the teachers closely to avert negligence on their part, concluding that good environment does not only conduce, but also promotes effective teaching and learning.
BY PATRICK GBUCHANYE