Ven. Fyneface Akah has again restated the resolve of the Wike led government in Rivers State to provide conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning in all the nooks and crannies of the state.
The Executive Chairman of the Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board stated this during a meeting he had with School Base Management Committee ( SBMC) members from Azuabie community in Okrika Local Government Area and that of Emohua Local Government Area last Friday.
Akah who assured the SBMC members from Azuabie community made up of chiefs CDC chairman and youth leader maintained that the lack of structure being suffered by children in Model Primary School (MPS) Azuabie would be a thing of the past as the Board would not hesitate to include the school in the next work plan.
He promised Azuabie SBMC members that the Board would build a 12 classroom block in Azuabue if only the community can make land available which he said will cushion the problem suffered by the children.
The UBE helmsman further used the medium to thank the governor of Rivers State Chief Nyesom Wike for not reneging in his promise to support the Board and hinted that the governor has paid the counterpart funding up to 2022.
While urging the SBMC members of Azuabie to go back home and do the needful Akah said government was ever ready to collaborate with any community that is ready and committed to encouraging the education of children in their area.
In similar vein, Akah also frowned at the manners in which the school in Elibrada was vandalized and wondered why some communities appear to be lackadaisical when it comes to protecting government presence in their areas.
The Educationist who advised communities to rise to the occasion by ensuring that they own up government presence in their areas or risk not having any again and reminded them that there several communities out there seeking government presence.
He called on SBMC members in the state to be alive to their responsibilities saying that the Board would not tolerate any SBMC member that is not committed to his or her work.
Also speaking, the Director Social Mobilization Mr Ibe Ogwe Adirah appealed to all SBMC’sbin the state to take their work seriously for a better Rivers State.
In their responses, the Community Development Committee (CDC)/Chairman Azuabie and the SBMC chairman Emohua Pastor Thompson Thompson thanked the Board Chairman for a fruitful deliberation and promised they were going back home to let the people know about the meeting and assured the chairman of their unwavering support.
The meeting had in attendance Board commissioners and Directors.