The Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie has stressed the need for continuous synergy between the State Government, Corporate Organizations and Private Individuals in the Development and Growth of the Educational Sector of the State.
The Commissioner stated this while commissioning an Ultra-Modern Science Laboratory Complex built by StarDeep Water Petroleum Limited (a Chevron Company) and it’s Co-Venturers in the Agbami Field for Alaka Grammar School, Ozoro.
Mr Ebie, emphasized that the Delta State Government places a very high premium on education, hence it was committing huge resources in developing infrastructures across the various schools in the state, despite the economic challenges of the present times.
He stated that the State Government would continue to encourage Public Private Partnership in the Educational Sector as government could not do it alone in developing and equipping the schools.
“this was why the State Government through the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education had come up with an initiative known as the Support A School Programme where Corporate Organizations and Private Individuals can support any school of their choice with projects that will sustain and improve the quality of education” the Commissioner said.
Mr. Ebie lauded StarDeep Water Petroleum Company and its co-venturers for partnering with the Delta State Government in providing a conducive learning environment in schools they have intervened in, even as he called on other corporate organizations doing business in the state to join hands with the State Government to move the Educational Sector forward.
He appreciated and acknowledged the role played by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Leo Ogor in supporting and attracting projects to Alaka Grammar School and called on the school authorities and community to ensure that the facilities are put into good use, maintained and safe from vandalism and theft.
In his remarks, the Director of StarDeep Water Petroleum Limited, Mr Richard Kennedy represented by Mr Daniel Agbofodun said the provision of a modern laboratory complex for Alaka Grammar School, was a resolve of the Agbami Field partners to help improve the availability and affordability of quality Education to Nigerians and through this means, they were able to give back to the host communities.
He thanked the State Government for the support they enjoyed in the implementation of the project and assured them of Chevron’s support at all times.