Tue. Jul 26th, 2022


Barr. Chris Ezem

Barr. Chris Ezem

The founder of Ray Nkemdirim foundation, Mr Raymond Nkemdirm has been commended for complementing the effort of the state government in improving the education sector through his schools quiz competition.

The Secretary to the State Government Mr Chris Ezem made the commendation when he received in audience the planning committee members of the state school quiz competition organized by the ministry of education, secondary education management board, state scholarship board, National Association of proprietors of private schools, Abia state universal basic education board, flow FM and initiated by Ray Nkemdirim foundation.

Mr Ezem noted that the school quiz competition is one in the right direction as it provides an opportunity for the younger ones to effectively express themselves.

He pointed out that the education friendly governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has done a lot to improve the education standard of the state, recalling that during the covid 19 pandemic ,Governor Ikpeazu introduced the radio school program which helped Abia children to be academically vibrant adding that the state has maintained first position in WASCE.

The SSG assured them that government will continue to partner them to ensure the quiz programme is sustained and urged them to look into ways of expanding the competition beyond the state to national and international levels.

Earlier in his speech, the Abia state schools quiz competition planning committee Chairman Mr Uche Ama Ohaka said their visit was to inform the SSG, Mr Chris Ezem of this year’s schools quiz competition which will commence from the first week of next month at the seventeen Local Government Areas of the state adding that the grand finale will be on the twenty-seventh of next month and solicited government’s support to make the event a success.

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