Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has called for a face-lift in the education system in the state, just as the he also tasked stakeholders in the sector to come up with a template for corroborating the school curriculum to the needs of the society for continuous improvement in the standard of education in the country at large.
The governor hinted that education was the life wire of any state that wishes to grow, as his administration was determined to partner with relevant stakeholders to turn the sector around.
Speaking at a two-day education summit holding at the Event Centre in Asaba, the state capital, with stakeholders drawn from across the state to look critically into the falling standard of education, Okowa noted that reviewing the curriculum was critical to enhancing the quality and relevance of education for the benefit of all children while learning.
The governor also posited that teachers as critical stakeholders needed more orientation and training to impact positively on the performance of students, stressing that “great teachers help create great students.”
To achieve a better result in education, Okowa said parents must be fully involved by assisting the teacher in providing sound education to students both in academic learning and in character, saying that “this can only be achieved when they are given the right kind of education based not only on the universal access but also anchored on rigorous standards.”
The chairman of the summit, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare said the summit was being organised to address what was responsible in the falling standard of education and “not who is wrong.”
Describing education as a big investment, Muoboghare, who is the former Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in the state, said that all stakeholders were responsible for education failure and therefore called for proper funding of education to contribute to other sectors as the oil price had continued to dwindle.
Some participants at the summit advocated for synergy between teachers and parents in inculcating discipline, moral values and quality resource mechanism to the students to upgrade their education.

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