The Delta State Commissioner For Economic Planning, Dr. Kingsley Eze-Emu recently visited Okwe Primary School in Owa-Nta, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State where classrooms and administrative blocks were completely burnt down on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
During the inspection of the affected blocks, the Honourable Commissioner who came with some staff of the Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education Asaba and Owa-Oyibu, assured that in no distant time, the remaining blocks of the school will be demolished and new structures will be built. He charged the education ministry to always monitor the activities in the school as the reconstruction of the school buildings will commence soon. He noted that he wanted everything that had to do with the development in Okwe Primary School to be urgently done with standard materials.
The Commissioner added that after the reconstruction, borehole will be provided for teachers, pupils/students comfort, and that when the structures will be available, the students of Owa-Nta Secondary School, who are in JSS 1-3 and are said to be more than 650 in number, will be transferred to Okwe Primary School so as to decongest the secondary school and make teaching/learning interesting to them. He advised the principal of Owa-Nta Secondary School to start making arrangements on how she will move all students in JSS I–III to Okwe primary school as anyone who completes his or her JSS III examination will go to the secondary school to continue from SSI. He promised that very soon, Okwe Primary School will wear a new look and will be standardized. He disclosed that the building would be constructed in a way that each classroom will contain at least 30 students/pupils.
Some indigenes of Owa-Nta community who were present at the inspection included Chief Raphael Obianke, High-Chief Friday Eluro, Hon Samson A. Ucheonye, Councillor representing the community, Comrade Ifechukwude Eluro, Hon. Cyril Obianke and others. They appreciated the commissioner for urgently answering their call.