The Delta State Government has said that it is irrevocably committed to the development of the education sector of the state. The secretary to the Delta State government Hon. Festus Agas made this known while commissioning the renovation of a block of three classrooms with a hall at the Madonna School for children with special needs in Okpanam, renovated by the Delta State Government.
The SSG, said the administration of His Exellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa would continue to promote human capital development in the state through viable and result-oriented educational reforms and this was why the state government had embarked on a massive upgrade of infrastructural facilities in schools across the state.
He assured the people of Oshimili North Local Government Area that the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa led administration would continue to bring people-oriented projects to the local government and urged them to continue to support the government so as to enjoy more dividends of democracy.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie said the Ministry had achieved some feats in special needs education including the designation of five secondary schools as inclusive schools, where special needs students learn side by side with others.
Mr. Ebie also said that one hundred and nineteen special needs students had been taken under the direct care of the state government which included upkeep of those in the boarding house.
Earlier in their separate remarks, the Delta State Commissioner for Information Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah and the Ugoani of Okpanam, His Royal Majesty, Micheal Mbanefo Ogbolu appreciated the state government for its developmental strides in Okpanam, while noting that Okpanam never had it so good as it was experiencing a boom in development.
The pledged the continuous support of the people of Okpanam to the government of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.
In her welcome address, the Principal of Madonna School for special needs Reverend Sister Ngozi Aluka thanked the state government for coming to the aid of the school by renovating the burnt three classroom block/hall in the school. She said the management of the school would not rest on its oars to train and develop children with special needs as they had the ability to contribute positively to the society.