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Niger Delta monarch tasks FG on functional education system

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Secretary-general of the Niger Delta Monarchs Forum, Prof. Leslie Nyebuchi Eke, yesterday, declared that slowdown of the nation’s education sector has become worrisome as it affects the flow of learning.

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Eke, who is also the Eze Gbakagba, Nyesiri Woji, Evo III of Grand Evo Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Council of Rivers State, however, charged Niger Delta youths to remain focused to enable them to become great people in future.

He lamented that there was no functional education in the country, adding that Nigeria was capable of funding and ensuring quality education, but lacked the will power to achieve it.

He stated this yesterday in Port Harcourt when the Niger Delta Young Achievers Network (NDYA), presented a student of the region, from Showers Christian High School, Master Holy Destiny Ike, who scored 14As in Junior WAEC, 6As and 3Bs in WAEC, as well as 3As in Cambridge O Levels 2019, said to be the best result in Nigeria Combined Science Cambridge A-Levels 2020 in Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

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“Nigeria is capable of funding quality education, so, whatever is the demand for teachers or lecturers, the government should provide them and fund education as required,” he said.

He charged the government to encourage the teaching profession to enable persons of goodwill and intellectuals to join the profession.

MEANWHILE, Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Omotayo Alasoadura, yesterday, commissioned and distributed 170 generators and 170 grinding machines to empower women and youths in Akure, Ondo State.

While fielding questions from journalists, the minister stated that the initiative was one of Federal Government’s programmes aimed at empowering youths, generating employment and improving the socio-economic wellbeing of the Niger Delta people.

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“I actually facilitated this programme for the Ondo people when I was a Senator. I feel honoured and particularly delighted, as a minister to oversee the commissioning and distribution of the empowerment materials.

“The generators are to assist hairdressers, artisans, welders, and others because electricity is key to these businesses,” he said.

Alasoadura also pointed out that the Federal Government was committed to driving entrepreneurship as a way of reducing unemployment particularly among the youths, women and other vulnerable persons, adding that the initiative would be a continuous exercise.

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