Chairman, Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEBE), Patrick Ugbaja, has said that achievements of Governor Willie Obiano in the education sector were under-eported by the media.
Dr. Ugbaja, while receiving executive members of Nigeria Union of Journalists [NUJ], Anambra State Council on a courtesy visit to his office, disclosed that the governor, aside providing counterpart funds, distributes learning facilities for effective teaching and learning in the state.
“Our governor is doing marvelously well in the education sector. He always fulfills his promises of paying counterpart funds for various education programmes. He has attracted both international and local investors and donors agencies in education sector. He creates enabling environment for effective teaching and learning. I will conduct the media to these projects before the end of the year, 2019.
“I am ready to give the NUJ and journalists in the state full partnership. I also want the media to always find out time to visit my office or contact me on phone for any clarification before making publications as it concerns ASUBEB. My door is always open. The media are eyes of the people,” he added.
Speaking Earlier, the Chairman of NUJ, Anambra State Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ifesinachi, while felicitating with the ASUBEB boss over his recent appointment as Chairman of the board, said Governor Obiano made a wise choice in appointing Dr. Patrick Ugbaja to head the board.
“We are interested in what happens in education because it is one of the state government’s four enablers. Keep on with the great job. Your capacity to deliver is not in doubt as an astute teacher and educationist. We want to have a strong partnership with you.
We have a platform to showcase to the world activities of this board and other achievements of Governor Willie Obiano in education. One of them is NUJ Media Summit coming up on 12th and 13th September, 2019,” he stated.
In a vote of thanks, Secretary of the Union, Comrade Emma Udeagha observed that ASUBEB’s giant strides in elementary schools were responsible for the heights Anambra State students, teachers and schools at secondary and tertiary institutions have attained worldwide.