From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
An oil magnet, Engr. Jack-Rich Tein, has urged the federal government to declare emergency in the education sector, saying that non-commitment to developing the Nigerian child educationally has resulted to rising insecurity in the country.
Engr. Tein, the Chief Executive Officer of Belemaoil Limited, also called for the total overhauling of the education sector.
Speaking on Sunday as a Special Guest at the Archdeacon Brown Education Centre (ABEC) Group of Schools’ 20th Anniversary Ceremony in Port Harcourt, he said nothing can be better than holistically revamping the education sector.
Represented by Barr. Abel Jumbo, Manager, External Affairs, Belema Oil, he said that the country is presently faced with twin problems of insecurity and deficiency in education.
“With the deplorable state of our education sector, we don’t have a bright future. So I think as much as everybody is clamouring for state of emergency in security sector, we should also clamour for state of emergency in our educational sector,” he said.
He commended ABEC Group of Schools for its standard and commitment in education, and promised to equip the school’s Diagnostic Centre through the Belema Oil Scholarship Programme.
Also speaking, former Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, commended the founder of ABEC Group of Schools, Dr. Christie Toby, and the Chairman ABEC Group, the former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Gabriel Toby, for the quality education of the school.