Mr. Ebie gave this assurance during a visit to select schools in Asaba, saying that the visit was to ascertain the level of readiness and preparedness of the schools for the 2015/2016 new school academic session that started in the State on Monday September 14, 2015.
In a statement issued and signed by Wemembu-Emeka Judith, PRO, Min of Basic and Secondary Education, The Commissioner also stated that the visit was a continuation of his visits to schools when he resumed office in July 2015, to ascertain the infrastructural development and challenges faced by schools in the State.
Mr. Ebie who visited West-End Mixed Secondary School, Asagba Secondary School and Uzoigwe Primary School, all in Asaba, appreciated the large turn-out of teachers in all the schools but decried the low turnout of pupils and students and urged teachers to monitor and encourage pupils and students to always resume school on time as class work must start in earnest.
He promised the teachers that government will ensure that there is periodic capacity building for teachers to improve their teaching ability, even as he stated that government is expecting so much from them in terms of preparing their lesson notes on time, giving their best to students, high moral standards and also by being good examples.
The Commissioner also assured the schools that government will look into the challenges of inadequate chairs and tables and also the provision of other infrastructures and amenities needed for conducive learning environment in the schools, but however, stressed that this were indeed trying times as the State is faced with dwindling resources following the continued fall in oil prices.
The principal of West End Mixed Secondary School, Mrs. Azuka Nwaokolo appealed to the commissioner to help solve the problem of flooding, especially the entrance to the school premises which has been taken over by large pool of water.