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Council Chairmen Urged To Partner NUT In Providing Quality Education At Grassroot

Local government chairmen in Akwa Ibom have been urged to partner the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in providing quality education for learners at the grassroots. The chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Uruan branch, Mr Anthony Akpan, made this known when the leadership of the NUT paid a courtesy visit to the executive chairman of Uruan Local Government Area, Mr Iniobong Ekpenyong, in his office at Idu. Akpan, who commended Ekpenyong on his developmental drive and his passion to provide education for learners at the grassroots' level, urged other local government chairmen in Akwa Ibom to pay adequate attention to education at the grassroots' level.He noted that the success of every administration in the educational sector could never be completed without considering the immense contributions of teachers in nation building, especially, to learners at the grassroots level, as such, the body was ready to create a good rapport, offer advice that would help the local government to get needed result. He said that the body was amazed at the level of work done by Ekpenyong in rehabilitating and reconstruction of some abandoned projects for indigenes of Uruan. While assuring Ekpenyong of the NUT's continued support, he appealed for more urgent intervention from the local government council to provide conducive environment for learners in some of the interior parts of Uruan and also help in the completion of the Uruan Teachers' House in Idu. "We have at all times coordinated our members and learners to participate actively in all educational and socio-cultural functions and activities of the council such as Independence Day celebration, state youths festival and other educational activities organised by the council. We will continue to support you to achieve the needed result. "Of course, you know that partnering with NUT is the best decision any local government chairman will make and the body will be ready to offer the necessary advice that would change the face of education in the area. We at the grassroots' level know the challenges being faced by the learners and the teachers, we can authoritatively tell you that we have all what is needed to support any chairman to succeed in providing qualitative education to any level, Akpan said. Ekpenyong commended the NUT for their contributions to the growth of education in the area. While soliciting NUT support and cooperation to get the needed things done as requested, he assured of the council's readiness to reconstruct at least a classroom block to help reduce the teeming population of learners per classroom. I will appeal for immediate update on other salient issues from the NUT, Uruan branch, because it will enable the council, relevant stakeholders in the education system to plan ahead of time. Matters concerning education are very paramount and I think it is one of the issues that should be given urgent thoughtfulness for the sake of learners in the Area, Ekpenyong said. At the visit were the branch NUT secretary, Mr Sam-Akam Effiong; vice chairman, Patrick Eyo; deputy chairman, Mr George Akpan; publicity secretary, Augustine Okokon; SOS secretary, Okonanwan Etim, Clement Essenam, Mmandu Ita, Rebecca Gabriel, Etebong Ndon and others.

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