The students and teachers of the Secondary Grammar School, Ukpenekang, joined community leaders, political stakeholders and traditional rulers to express deep seated gratitude to Governor Udom Emmanuel for the Reconstruction of a four classroom block and four Science Laboratories in their school.

They expressed their emotions during the inauguration of the 9 projects executed by the Interministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee in Ibeno.
According to the Special Assistant to the Governor on Interministerial Matters. Prince Sampson Idiong, The projects located mainly in schools, are aimed at providing critical infrastructure to the schools to help decongest the existing facilities due to increasing students population. The Secondary Grammar school for example currently has a student population of over 3,000.

Welcoming the Governor, the Executive Chairman of Ibeno, Rt. Hon. William Mkpa appreciated him for alleviating the sufferings of Ibeno people in many areas, especially education. He appealed to the Governor to continue to keep Ibeno topmost on his scale of preference.

Engr. Samuel Ekpenyong who spoke on behalf of the political stakeholders commended the Governor for making the strategic decision of declaring a state of emergency on education. He observed that the decision has clearly turned the eyes of the government to education and its attendant needs. He noted that currently, the Secondary Grammar School was the only public secondary school in the entire Local Government Area.

In his response, the Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Rt. Hon. Okpulupm Etteh appreciated the peaceful conduct of the youths of Ibeno, which has earned them the noble position as the most peaceful oil producing host community in the country . He informed that very soon the school in Atabrikang will be commissioned to ease the pressure on the grammar school. He also promised that more infrastructure will be added to the Grammar School.

The students who were very excited at the provision of the classrooms and laboratories, thrilled the guests with very colorful cultural displays.


By Linda Oyedepo

Linda Oyedepo is the social news correspondent at BusyFinder.com. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She also has held a professional degree in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Nigeria. She is a social media enthusiast and a fan of the new media. She resides in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

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