Hope beams as Greg Ibe moves to save Abia education system
*Donates books to 800 schools
By Steve Oko
The funding-challenged secondary education system in Abia State may be in for a new dawn as a philanthropist, and Chancellor of the Gregory University Uturu, Professor Greg Ibe, has embarked on massive donation of books to schools both private and public across the state.
At least 800 schools both private and public have benefit from the scheme since it started since the days of Senator Theodore Orj as the governor of Abia State.
His latest port of call was the Abia State University Secondary School otherwise known as International Secondary School Uturu, where he donated multiple digital computer sets and over 1000 copies of reading materials.
This is part of his ongoing “Equip Abia Primary and Secondary schools programme”, under which he has donated large quantities of education materials to many schools.
The latest donation is coming barely a week he visited DANIJOY Schools Umuahia where he also donated text books to build up the school’s library.
Speaking through his representative Comrade Christian Ofondu while handing over the donations to the International Secondary School Uturu, Pro. Ibe stated that his “enthusiasm to equip Abia State primary and secondary schools with learning materials was borne out of his passion to assist in providing a solid foundation for our children who will become outstanding at tertiary levels due to the enabled environment.”
Professor Ibe said that at least 800 schools have so far benefited from the scheme.
” This has progressively brought the number of schools reached in his “Equip Abia Secondary and Primary Schools programme” in Abia State to 800 schools”.
The industrialist further explained that the program dated back to the days of Senator Theodore Orj as Governor of the state.
He explained that he has no preference to any Abia State Primary or Secondary School for this exercise but is determined to reach as many schools as possible in Abia State.
He however, disclosed that his special interest for Abia State University Secondary school Uturu was not only because it is situated in his home town but the fact he was one of those who built Abia State University in the 1980s and also taught in the University before establishing Gregory University Uturu.
In addition to the donations, he assured the School full partnership especially in areas of their needs and directed his ICT team of Engineers to immediately move in to repair the school ICT department.
He promised the school he will solve problems of her perennial power supply by the end of year 2021.
Responding on behalf of the management, Staff and students of Abia State University Secondary school; the Principal Dr Mrs Ijeoma Victoria Ike-Inegbu, who received the donations thanked the Chancellor and proprietor of Gregory University Uturu; Prof Greg Ibe for always considering the school, number one in the list of beneficiaries of his donations of education materials especially in Abia State.
She went further to recall that earlier, Prof Greg Ibe donated science and Laboratory equipments to them and now has donated over 1000 reading materials and digital computer sets to the school. She commended him for occasioning the repairs of the school ICT center and thanked him for his promise to restore light in the entire Uturu community in no distant time which will benefit everyone .
She described Prof Greg Ibe as a divine gift from God almighty not only to Isuikwuato but to Abia State in particular and Nigeria in general.
The senior Prefect of Abia State University Secondary School; Master Michael Okoroafor while responding on behalf of the students, described Prof Greg Ibe as a “Father to all” and prayed God to continue to guide and protect him, adding that they are privileged to benefit from him.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email [email protected]; [email protected] Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.