Anambra: Group urges Governor Soludo to declare state of emergency in education
A non-political affiliated group, the Achine Professional Women’s League (LAW-P), has urged Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.
LAW-P Chairperson, Mrs. Chinwe Ezenwa-Mbah made the call during an N80 million fundraising ceremony to inaugurate the new leaders in Lagos on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the LAW-P is a group of professional indigenous women from Achina town in the Aguata local government area of Anambra.
The group’s mission is to promote sustainable health, education and socio-economic development in Achina.
Ezenwa-Mbah urged the new state government to take salient steps that would reverse the pathetic situation of public schools.
She defended the need to make education accessible to all as a panacea to end poverty and insecurity.
“It is unfortunate that the number of children out of school is becoming alarmingly high and it is a failure on the part of the government at all levels.
“The government has a constitutional responsibility to provide education for all Nigerian children,” she said.
Contributing, the outgoing chairman of the group, Dr. Adaku Aniebue, called on the government to apply the same zeal with which it fights insecurities to ensure that all Nigerian children are enrolled in school.
Aniebue said the group expected more growth in education in the state from the current governor, who is an academic.
Also speaking, the first female President of the Scientific Products Association of Nigeria (SPAN), Ms. Kate Isa, expressed her dismay that laboratory tools in secondary schools in the country are still analog when there were digital tools. that would make students productive.
Isa, delivering a keynote address on “Ending Poverty through Education: The Role of Women,” noted that if the government is to change economic narratives, it must invest in the education sectors. .
She added that it was about producing innovative graduates who could use and maximize the country’s resources.
According to Isa, the current curriculum is outdated and cannot produce employable and innovative graduates to boost the economy.
NAN reports that the event was attended by Achinna traditional leader, Igwe Godwin Obiora, who praised the group for the revival of the community health center which has reduced the death rate.
Other dignitaries present at the event included the Chairman of the Legal Education Council, Chief Emeka Ngige, SAN; Judge Ebimie Okara, a practicing judge at Bayelsa and business magnates, among others.