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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru has come out to issue an ultimatum to the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), to immediately move to revamp all moribund primary education in the 13 local government areas of the state.
Nwifuru, who lamented the bad state of primary education in the state, charged the newly-inaugurated board of the commission to put forth frantic efforts to bring it back to life.
The governor made this known while addressing cabinet members and stakeholders of the state on Monday.
The Eastern Updates reports that the commission, UBEB, is led by the former House of Representatives member, Mrs. Patience Ogodo, who represented Ebonyi/Ohaukwu Federal Constituency, as the chairman, while Mr. Livinus Ezeuwa is the secretary.
Nwifuru noted further that his administration has given more than 35 per cent affirmative on appointment of women into political positions, and called on the members of the board to ensure that the people’s charter of needs is implemented in the commission.
‘This primary education is one of the key sectors that we must revamp, and get it working again.
‘Our job is to work with the people and Ebonyians don’t need much.
‘The state government has all it takes to make everybody happy. And so, the government has to do all that is needed to make the people happy without wasting time,’ he stated.
In a related development, The Eastern Updates reports that the 2023 Mass Literacy Campaign has been initiated by Mary-Maudline Nwifuru, the First Lady of Ebonyi State, with a grand flag-off ceremony.
Nwifuru commenced the campaign at the Women Development Centre Abakaliki, the state capital yeserday, where she appealed to the 13 Local Government Area chairmen to ensure effective monitoring and supervision of the grassroots campaigns.