The State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has formally commissioned the permanent office complex of the Abia State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB).
Speaking at the ceremony held at the permanent office complex Ogurube Layout Umuahia, Governor Ikpeazu said the vision of his administration in the education sector is to create infrastructure and necessary ambience for conducive teaching and learning.
He said that when he assumed office in 2015 , his administration paid the backlog of counterpart funding for ASUBEB from 2012 and also delivered over six hundred and fifty new classroom blocks in addition to building four new model schools across the state.
The state Governor commended his predecessor, Senator T. A. Orji who conceptualized the building of the office complex, describing the feat as the beauty of continuity in governance.
While noting that the building houses the continuing education center and the reinvigorated Abia Scholarship Board which has secured admission for over twenty-five Abia youths oversees, Governor Ikpeazu assured that more Abians will have the opportunity of studying abroad before the end of his tenure.
He thanked the leadership of ASUBEB for sharing in his vision and charged them to continue to train and retrain teachers in the state as basic Education is foundation for the survival of every society.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma, while commending Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his giant strides in education, said Abia has made its marks in the education sector by setting up structures to compete with the league of technologically advanced States.
Our Government House Correspondent, Ezechukwu Adimoha, reports that a former Deputy Governor, Chief Acho Nwakanma, the SSG Mr. Chris Ezem, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahaiwe, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo, were among other top government officials who were present during the event.