By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated science equipment to selected secondary schools in the Niger Delta geopolitical zone.
The donation of the equipment was made to nine schools in the region on Thursday May 6, 2021.
The flag-off of the Donation/Distribution of the essential equipment to secondary schools within the zone, took place, along Refinery Road, Warri, Delta State.
The Interim Administrator/CEO, Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Efiong Akwa, said during the donation that, “the important of donating the science equipments is to facilitate the effective teaching and learning of Science subjects.
Mr. Akwa, stated this in his speech when he mentioned that, “46 Secondary Schools across the region, will be getting the essential science equipments, in order to stimulate and foster the interest of young minds in the study of Science.
“The Commission will embark on Renovation/rehabilitation of schools in all the states, provision/supply of desks and benches in order to create more conducive environment and classrooms for teaching and learning, donation of desktop and laptop computers, provision/Distribution of NDDC customized teaching and learning materials as well as equipping pupils with learning aids, capacity building workshops for teachers, among others.
“The management has reviewed the NDDC Post-graduate Scholarship Scheme to include approved universities in Nigeria. While advising young graduates to take advantage of this opportunity, when advertised”.
In his response to the Commissioner to Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said that, “the science school should be separated from others, so whenever science equipments are donated it will go across.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, commended the NDDC and its management for donating essential science equipments to nine schools in Delta, noting that it will stimulate the students to study science.
Mr. Ukah, was represented by the permanent Secretary, Mr. Ugbore Augustine who also stated that Delta have over 470 schools, appeal to NDDC to spread the generosity across the remaining schools.
He requested the Principals and students to put the essential equipments to effective use.
An SS2 Student of Army Day School, Akeke Anointing, who spoke on behalf of the students, “thanked the NDDC Board, Delta State Governor, and others, for providing them with science equipments for their practical”.