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The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Friday inaugurated the newly reconstituted Enugu State Post-Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB), at the EXCO Chamber, Government House, Enugu.
The Eastern Updates reports that the Governor also swore-in Oliver Uchenna Enete as his Special Adviser and Remigius Chibuzo Eze as a Permanent Secretary.
Inaugurating the newly reconstituted PPSMB, Ugwuanyi named Favour Eucharia Ngozi Ugwuanyi as Chairman of the Board with Ugochukwu John Eneze and Chukwuma Okenwa as members.
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The governor equally named Prof. Rose Onah and Mrs. Agatha Oge Ukah as Ex-officio members and the newly sworn-in Permanent Secretary, Remigius Chibuzo Eze, as Secretary of the Board.
Ugwuanyi explained that the Enugu State PPSMB was reconstituted pursuant to Sections 4 and 9 of the Enugu State Post-Primary Schools Management Board Law, Cap. 67, Laws of Enugu State 2004 following the expiration of the previous Board by effluxion of time.
The governor disclosed that the Board is saddled with the responsibility of managing and controlling all post-primary schools and institutions, being state schools within the context of the Education Law.
He added that ‘the centrality of this mandate to the development of our future human resource underscores the imperative of appointing persons with sound educational training, diverse experience, character and competence into the Board.’
Recalling that Enugu State was recently ranked first in pass rate (93.9 per cent) among the public secondary schools in Nigeria and second best-performing state in the country that sat for the WAEC examination in 2021, Ugwuanyi said: “These feats and more are testament to the quantum of investment the state has made in the infrastructure, human resource and supervision of the state post-primary schools system.”
Congratulating the new members of the PPSMB on their appointment and inauguration, the governor told them that their track records evidently recommended them for the strategic assignment.
He enjoined them to ensure a sustainable improvement in the quality of teaching and learning in the state post-primary schools through staff optimisation, development, motivation, discipline and effective supervision of the schools under the Board.