March 28, 2013 by Chukwudi Akasike, PUNCH
RIVERS State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi
in the education sector have lauded Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi
Amaechi, for his commitment towards the development of the sector.
The stakeholders, who rose from a
two-day education summit in Port Harcourt, urged Amaechi not to relent
in showing exemplary leadership in the area of sustainable development
for the education sector.
Their position was indicated in a
communiqué signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Dame Alice
Lawrence-Nemi, and issued shortly after the summit.
The summit called for the establishment
of health clubs in schools, with Red Cross volunteers that would teach
First Aid administration.
It expressed the need for collaboration
between the education and health ministries for the provision of health
facilities, periodic talks and vaccinations.
It stated, "The summit expressed its
appreciation to Amaechi, and urged him to continue to provide exemplary
leadership and commitment to sustainable development of the education
"Curriculum implementation for the
revised Basic Education Curriculum will be in phases as prescribed by
the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Commission.”