The Commissioner for Primary and Basic Education, Delta State, Mr. Chinedu Ebie has in response to the call of the Dein of Agbor Kingdom, HRM, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I for the government to attend to the poor state of primary and secondary schools in Ika South, especially Ime-Obi Primary School stated that the government is doing its best to ensure that the problem is addressed, but not without following due process and allowing time and resources for the execution of other meaningful projects in the state.
This, he said, in a press briefing on Thursday, April 18, 2019. In his words, “We are putting in our best to address the issue on ground. We have at no time rested on our oars. There are 20 secondary and 57 primary schools in Ika South. Of the 20 secondary schools, 11 have been attended to, and over 25 of the primary schools have also been attended to.”
Speaking about Ime-Obi Primary School, Mr. Ebie said, “We have done quite a lot to put Ime-Obi Primary School in good shape. There is presently the provision of furniture for the school, and the renovation of the school has just started.
“The challenge we always face after the renovation of schools and the provision of furniture and needed school materials, is the students’ inability to maintain them and make them last long. We have attended and are still attending to the aforementioned school.”
The commissioner also went on to list some schools the government has built, which he called legacy projects. These schools include; Igumbor Otiku, Technical College and Ogbemudein Secondary School in Ika South, Efeizomor Secondary School and Owa Model in Ika North East. He also revealed that the government is also going to establish inclusive secondary school for children living with disabilities, somewhere around Alihami.
Then, he added, “Everything is about sincerity, transparency and charity as well. While the government is striving to put these things in place, we also need the support of everybody. Look at what happened at Ewuru, Uweifo Primary school was re-built to a standard level by just a family. That is a good work worthy of emulation.”