The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East, Obong Bassey Albert, has lauded the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, on what he described as ‘infrastructural renaissance’ in the state College of Education, Afaha Nsit.
The lawmaker, made the remarks during the 7th combined convocation of the institution, held Friday, July 12.
Albert, represented by a member of the management team of his Scholarship Scheme, Engr. Promise Etim, in a chat with newsmen, noted that the Governor’s strides in the sector is commendable, and capable of preparing Akwa Ibom Youths to play active roles in the Nation’s quest to revamp the educational system.
He lauded the leadership of the college for efficiently interpreting the dreams of the Governor, and adequately deploying available resources to restructure the institution.
Albert praised the institution for being a fulcrum for training of teachers, as well as stakeholders who contributed immensely to the recent upgrade of the College to a degree awarding institution.
Senator Albert who was on the occasion awarded by the institution in recognition of his educational empowerment strides, was according to the College’s Provost, Professor Matthew Ekpo, nominated for the award, to serve as a motivation to other public office holders, to consider educational empowerment as an integral part of their programmes.
Others who were honoured included: Former Military Administrator of the State and Progenitor of the College, Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga; Executive Vice Chairman of Exxon Mobil and principal of Inoyo Toyo Foundation, Mr Udom Inoyo, and an erudite scholar and administrator, Dr. Sylvia Imoh.
Graduates of the college were awarded Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE), having satisfied conditions of learning and character.
Credit: Unyime Okon