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Enugu State’s Vision for Education: Smart Schools and Teachers’ Welfare

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Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, in celebrating Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, unveiled his administration’s ambitious plans for a modern education system. Central to this is the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) to drive a holistic learning experience for every child in the state.

During the ceremony at Michael Okpara Square, Governor Mbah emphasized his administration’s dedication to teachers’ welfare. His commitment ensures they receive their dues timely and benefits from the state’s overall development.

Representing the governor, Deputy Governor Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai spotlighted the state’s strides towards innovation in education. A pilot model of a fully integrated smart school is nearing completion. This initiative aims to replicate these state-of-the-art structures across the state’s 260 electoral wards. These institutions will not only be ICT-driven but will also boast uninterrupted power supply, thanks to renewable energy sources.

Governor Mbah envisions these smart schools as comprehensive learning hubs. They will cater to a wide range of students, starting from crèche to junior secondary level. Interestingly, provisions for students with special needs are also in the blueprint. Each facility will feature ICT centers, e-libraries, well-equipped science labs, tech labs, robotics centers, and interactive boards. Prioritizing students’ well-being, there are plans for one million liters underground water storage facilities across these schools.

Aligning with global environmental concerns, the administration has chosen renewable energy as the power source for these educational havens.

Governor Mbah sees beyond mere infrastructure. For him, attracting private sector investments, ensuring a conducive environment for such partnerships, and equipping the youth with the right skills are paramount.

The event saw key figures lauding the governor’s vision. Commissioner for Children, Gender Affairs, and Social Development, Mrs. Ngozi Enih, echoed the state’s commitment to uplifting the standard of living. Meanwhile, Prof. Ndubueze Mbah, Commissioner for Education, elaborated on the state’s aim to shift from traditional learning to a more hands-on, project-based approach. The new curriculum would focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics right from the primary level.

Governor Mbah’s vision sets the stage for Enugu State’s transformative journey in education. As the state marches forward, integrating technology, focusing on teacher welfare, and ensuring quality education for all remains its guiding light.

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