Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly calls for review of the school curriculum

Ahead of the new academic session, the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has called for a review of the school curriculum in the state to accommodate entrepreneurship which will help the students to be self-reliance.

This was the position of the House committee on Education during a courtesy call on the commissioner for education, Aniekan Akpan at the state secretariat in Uyo.

The chairman of the committee and member representing Nsit Ubium State Constituency, Onofiok Luke who said the committee was at the ministry on a familiarization visit to share ideas with major stakeholders in the sector in order to work towards the repositioning of the educational sector in the state, added that there was a need to review the current school curriculum especially in the junior and senior secondary schools to equip school leavers with technical skills for self-sustainability.

While condemning the act of loitering on the street by students during school hours, he called for the re-introduction of school sports to develop talents in the state, training of teachers through the upgrading of the State College of Education to a degree awarding institution, research grants for creative students and appealed to the ministry of education to facilitate the payment of staff in Akwa Ibom State University-AKSU.

Responding, the state Commissioner for Education, Aniekan Akpan thanked the Education Committee for the visit and informed them that the state governor, Udom Emmanuel has released funds for the payment of staff salaries in AKSU, adding that the ministry is working towards reviewing the school curriculum in line with the academic needs of the students.

Our correspondent, Bassey Ibaitisuho reports that the committee which also had in attendance other members including Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Monday Eyo, Usoro Akpanusoh, Idongesit Ntekpere, David Lawrence and Unyime Ekpenyong promised to partner with the ministry of education to achieve greatness in the education sector.

 



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