Enugu targets MDGs in education
February 2, 2006
Governor Chimaroke Nnamani has re-stated that his administration would vigorously pursue the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in education through partnership with the donor agencies and development partners.

Governor Nnamani made the pledge in Enugu while commissioning a host of World Bank-assisted projects at the premises of the State Ministry of Education.

The State Chief Executive who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Okechukwu Itanyi explained that the projects were some of the many World Bank Assisted projects in the state, adding that working further with the World Bank UNICEF, DFID and other development agencies, provision of equipment and facilities would be extended to ministries and other sectors of the state economy,

He reassured the commitment of his administration to use every resources within his reach to improve the standard of education and sectors of the economy for the growth and benefits of the people of the state.

Earlier the State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Martin Chukwunweike affirmed that the World Bank Assisted project had helped to transform the education sector in the state.

He stated that the items commissioned would go a long way in modernizing teaching and learning as well as provide a very conducive atmosphere for both teachers and students.

The project coordinator of World Bank Assisted Universal Basic Education project in the state, Mr. Onagu Ogbodo announced that Enugu is topping the list in inftastructural development among the states in the Federation including the FCT that are being assisted by the bank for the project.

Mr. Ogbodo disclosed that Enugu State is in the lead in the execution of physical infrastructures such as renovation of schools provision of school furniture provision of science equipments among others.

He stated that with what is on ground under the World Bank assisted UBE programme, Enugu State has taken a right and bold step towards the provision of quality Universal Basic Education that would be effective, reliable and affordable for the people.

He said that under the programme every child in the state would be entitled to free compulsory and qualitative education, which would also lay a solid foundation for sustainable life and productive work habit in the state.

Among the items commissioned are; fencing, lighting and flooring of the premises, 60 KVA generator set for Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) and the Ministry headquarters, as well as a modern Enugu State Management Information System and Computer Centre.

Others include core textbooks and supplementary readers to primary and junior secondary schools, computer work stations and furniture to Enugu State Management Information System Development (EMIS), at the State Ministry of Education, the State Universal Basic Education Board and the Post Primary School Management Board, as well as computer work stations and furniture to Local Government Areas.


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