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Why I am yet to form my cabinet – Wike

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Rivers Gov, Nyesom Wike

By Okafor Ofiebor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that he is yet to form his cabinet because he is seeking out people who will work with dedication and passion for the state.

Speaking during the submission of report by the Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools in Rivers State at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike said he will not be moved by criticisms because he is committed to doing what is right for the state.

He said: “I have not formed my cabinet because I am taking my time to monitor and look at people who would work with passion for Rivers State.

“Politics is involved, but you must be ready to work for the state. That is why you see that there is a delay in the formation of the cabinet. No matter the criticism, I will do what is right”.

He said all focus must be on working for the sustained development of Rivers State.

“We must work to move Rivers State forward. In doing that, we must step on toes. We can’t allow the state to be the way it is.

“I believe that with the caliber of persons who served in the committee, you have done a good job. I have confidence in the committee”, he said.

Wike explained that he established the Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools in Rivers State because of the urgent need to check the downward slide of private schools in the state.

He said: “People have unnecessarily commercialized education. They have become traders in the field of education. We will not allow that to continue.

“All those schools that you have denied accreditation, even the ones you have approved, I will look at them again. But specifically, the ones you have denied. They will not function in this state.

“I hope you went to the churches to investigate their schools. We cannot allow what is going on to continue. Some schools are collecting fees and killing our children and say they are giving them education. The 763 remaining, we will select a team to visit these schools. Any school that is not qualified to operate will not get our final approval.”

The Governor stated that his administration remained committed to addressing the infrastructural and equipment needs of public schools in the state.

He said: “I will do everything to turn around the public schools. We are about to revive Enitonna High School, Borokiri, Western Ahoada County Grammar School, Government Secondary School, Obuama and others. We are committed to reviving all the great schools of the past”.

He set up a committee to review the report and set the template for implementation.

“The Head of Service, Attorney-General, Chief of Staff and a committee of Permanent Secretaries will review the report and submit an implementation report. Your efforts shall not go in vain”, he said.

Chairman, Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools in Rivers State, Prof Ozo-Mercury Ndimele informed that 2651 private schools registered for the exercise at the office of the Secretary to the Rivers State Government. He said the State has about 5000 private schools .

He said out of the 2,651 registered at the office of the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, the committee inspected 1,888 schools while 763 schools were not inspected.

Prof Ozo-Mercury Ndimele said the committee proposed 12 recommendations to the Rivers State Governor. He said that schools should only operate in line with their approvals, while those with interim accreditation are given two years to upgrade.

He recommended that the State Government must act on the number of private schools in the state. He said during the exercise the committee visited one third of such schools.

The committee suggested the establishment of a commission for the regular assessment and accreditation of private schools.

 

150 COMMENTS

  1. He is still to form a committee 😒. Please who and who has he be working with for the past hundred days in office?

  2. He is still to form a committee 😒. Please who and who has he be working with for the past hundred days in office?
    Tnks for d information Gistsala

  3. President Muhammadu Buhari said remnants of Boko Haram in the North-east region of the country are bandits and vowed that his government will continue to treat them as such.”

  4. I think 💭 this man is ready to do his will..
    So let him continue, I will still get to know the result very soon..

  5. Wike in Nigeria today,it’s difficult to find who is trust worthy.
    But they are still people to be trust but not as much as you think.
    Use wisdom to select them,look into their performance then who has not been performing you the right to sack him or her.

  6. This is a nice for the educational sector in River but the unnecessary delay in forming cabinet is un call for…

  7. Gistsala is incomparable
    Gistsala is the best
    Gistsala is motivating
    Gistsala is educating everyone
    Gistsala is impressive
    Thank you Gistasala keep it up

  8. Wike has no acceptable excuse because himself and political family would have been wailing criticising for delay had it been an APC government.

  9. They will start playing pretend until he appoints them, then they will discard their gentle ways and turn into the scorpion that they really are?

  10. Wike in Nigeria today,it’s difficult to find who is trust worthy.
    But they are still people to be trust but not as much as you think.
    Use wisdom to select them,look into their performance then who has not been performing you the right to sack him or her.

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