Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has issued an ultimatum to the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) to overhaul the stagnant primary education system in all 13 local government areas of the state.
Expressing concern over the deplorable state of primary education, the governor urged the newly-inaugurated board led by Patience Ogodo to take immediate and vigorous action to revive it.
Addressing state cabinet members and stakeholders, Governor Nwifuru emphasised the significance of revitalising primary education and urged the commission to fulfill the people’s needs as outlined in their charter. He also highlighted his administration’s commitment to gender equality, having appointed more than 35 per cent women to political positions.
The governor stressed the importance of cooperation between the government and the people, assuring that “the state government possesses the necessary resources to bring happiness and progress to all citizens.”
He called for swift and effective measures to be implemented without unnecessary delays.
“The revitalisation of primary education remains a critical objective for the administration, and its success is paramount to the well-being and prosperity of Ebonyi State,” he said.