‘Education only way to lift people out of poverty’
Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has said that quality education is the only way to take people out of poverty.
He said when people are not educated and do not have other means of survival they quickly resort to violence, saying it behooves on leaders to give priority attention to the education of the younger generation as a veritable tool for rapid development.
Wabote spoke at the commissioning of a modular science laboratory built by NCDMB at Government Secondary School, Twon-Brass and an Information Technology Centre (ICT) at Government Secondary School, Okpoma, both in Brass Council Area of Bayelsa State.
He said, “We believe that the only way we can take people out of poverty is through sound education. When people are uneducated and don’t have other means to survive, they resort to violence.
“We will continue to focus on elevating the educational challenges that we see within the Brass Island, I believe great things can come out of this Island and it behooves us leaders to invest our time and efforts to educate them.”
“It is sad to note that some of the secondary schools that you visit, particularly in remote areas like this, you don’t see Chemistry, Physics and Biology laboratories.”
“The students are only taught science subjects in the classroom without any practical experience. So, I think in our strategy, going forward is to encourage better education and ICT in secondary schools across the country.”
Also speaking, representative of Brass constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Isreal Sonny-Goli, urged the students and teachers to make judicious use of the laboratory and ICT centre.
Commending the NCDMB for going beyond his core mandate by investing in the education of the people, Sonny-Goli, said the laboratory would help the students in their academics, especially in science subjects.
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