Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry-Banigo has said government will take stern disciplinary measures against managers of public schools, who impose illegal levies on the students and parents in Rivers State.
Dr. Banigo who stated this during the Prize Giving Day and Valedictory Thanksgiving Service of Emarid College Igwuruta, Port Harcourt expressed Government’s determination to partner with the private sector to improve the quality of education in the state.
“This is why when we see the private sector working diligently to improve education we are pleased to partner with such institutions to strive for excellence” she stressed.
She said the Governor Nyesom Wike-led Administration is determined to fill in the gaps and smoothen all the rough edges in the educational system to enable our children get the best education.
She said Governor Wike has continued to improve the quality of public schools through renovations and reconstruction of new ones across the 23 Local Government Areas but noted that there is still more to be done.
The Deputy Governor advised the gradaunts to see themselves as future leaders and stay away from detractors in order to fulfil their God given destinies.
In his remarks the Director of Emarid College Pastor Belemina Obunge who said the college was established 27 years ago disclosed that it is a culture to celebrate students who have excelled in character and learning and expressed the hope that they would continue to excel in life.