23rd January, 2016
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has declared that his administration will develop quality education infrastructure across the state with the aim of instituting a world class education system.
Addressing journalists on Saturday in Port Harcourt after his project inspection of roads and schools under construction, Wike said that his administration will develop a boarding system for the secondary school education sub-sector in the state to enhance learning.
He said at present the state government was working on the infrastructure for the boarding schools, noting that, the Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta will serve as a pilot project.
“Our people deserve the best. Therefore, we will give them the best education. We are developing a boarding school system that will produce students who can compete globally.
“I am happy that the basic road infrastructure and fencing of this school has progressed well. We shall in the next few weeks develop the laboratories, hostels and quality libraries to enhance education in this school”.
He pointed out that the same facilities will be developed in 11 schools in the three senatorial districts of the state.
A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant on Electronic Media to the Rivers State Governor noted that the governor also inspected ongoing work at the Second Bridge at the Woji-Akpajo road and work on Woji road at Rumurolu.
He said Wike expressed satisfaction with the quality of work on the second bridge and Woji road. He said that he will always embark on inspection visits to ensure contractors adhere to approved specifications.