From Francis Nansak, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs has begun moves to ensure quality and acceptable standard of education in the state.
Emir of Lafia and convener of the meeting of the traditional rulers, Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, who made this known, said monarchs have a role of protecting school facilities in their domains to bring about the necessary educational development in the state .
The Emir, who expressed concern over the state of some education institutions in the state, said an emergency approach is needed to rescue the education sector.
He appealed to the council of chiefs to do what is possible to complement the efforts of the state government in rescuing the sector for the benefit of all children.
According to the monarch, a committee would be set up by the traditional rulers to monitor and interact with the management of (primary and secondary) schools in the state in order to produce good results.
“By so doing we are encouraging productivity within the teaching staff against redundancy. Apart from that, the committee will report back on the challenges of the schools and the staff,” he said.
The meeting which was chaired by the Emir of Lafia, was attended by most first class chiefs including Emir of Keffi, Emir of Dogma, Esu Karu ,Odyong Yankpa of Panda, Emir of Karshi, Emir of Kwandere , among others.