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SEPLAT PEARLS QUIZ: Delta Clinches 2nd, 3rd Positions As Okowa Promises to prioritise science education ~ Truth Reporters


Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa says the State Government is committed to the development and teaching of science subjects in  the state schools.

He said to bridge gap in science education, the state government had began improving educational
infrastructures as well as providing science laboratories to encourage students.

The Governor noted that an improved infrastructure will no doubt encourage students to compete favourably with their counterparts in order states.

Gov. Okowa stated this on Friday during the 2019 edition of the SEPLAT Pearls Quiz competition at the Imaguero College, Hall Benin City the Edo State capital, where schools from the state clinched first and second runners-up positions.

Represented by the State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emman Amgbaduba, the governor reiterated his Government's commitment to improving science education at the secondary school level. 

He stated that his administration will partner non-governmental organisational through PPP to improve school infrastructure and enhance performance of the students.

"As a government we are determined to improve school infrastructure in our state.

"We have revamped 6 Technical Colleges in our state and we intend to build additional 19 more technical colleges to ensure that every local government have one each.

"We are ready to partner with non-governmental organisational through PPP to ensure that schools get the required infrastructure to enable them compete with the best schools in the country.

"It is our hope that our students will put in more effort to complement government's huge investment in the education sector," he said

He thanked SEPLAT for displaying great responsibility in the discharge of their corporate social responsibility through various GMOUs with host communities and assured them of state's support in their effort to improve science education in their areas of operation.

The Governor congratulated Delta Schools for emerging second and third positions, and stated his optimism is for Delta to come first in the next edition.

The 2019 edition was won by Johnbosco Int'l Academy, Ekpoma of Edo state. Penial Academy, Agbor and Deeper Life High school, Opete both from Delta, emerged as runners-up and second runners-up respectively.

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