Champion Breweries Plc will partner the government of Akwa ibom state to promote conducive learning environment for pupils and students across the state
The Managing Director of Champion Breweries Plc Mr. Patrick Ejidoh stated this when he led other management staff to some selected schools in Uyo where he donated several educational facilities including desks chairs and tables and other items.
He explained that providing conducive learning environment is imperative for children stressing that Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibilities.
The benefiting schools mostly cited within their areas of operations have suffered the dearth of these basic facilities over the years.
Mr. Ejidoh opined that it is imperative for corporate bodies and highly spirited citizens to support the efforts of the State Government in ensuring the advancement of the Educational system of the state.
According to the Managing Director, “Today we are presenting some desks, tables and chairs for the pupils and teachers to support the schools and improve the learning and teaching condition”.
We advocate that it should be put into proper use maintained and safeguarded for the betterment of these young children.
He urged the pupils to be of good behaviour and grow up as good and responsible citizens while charging the teachers to guide and mentor them more proactively noting that it is very challenging to manage children in their formative stage in a country like Nigeria. “If we get it right at this stage the Nigeria will be better” he stated.
On his own the State Commission for Education Pro. Victor Inoka expressed immense gratitude to the management of Champion Breweries Plc for their kind gesture.
The commissioner who described the action of the champion breweries as encouraging and timely said it will further enhance the free and qualitative education of the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration.
“Governor Emmanuel is ready to partner anybody or group that is ready to invest in Education in our dear state at any level”. The benefitting school should take good care of the facilities provided to enhance better learning and teaching. It is instructive to say here that Governor Emmanuel has zero tolerance to any form of levy or extortion from parents”. Teachers should desist from charging any form of fees by whatever name” he cautioned.
Prof. Inoka highlighted that the state ministry of Education will support all actions from public spirited individuals towards improving the living standard of Akwa Ibom people.
Receiving the Desks, chairs and tables on behalf of his school, the Head teacher of St. Athanasus Catholic School Nung Uko Ibesikpo. Mr. Nkereuwem Udo Ekong said, “the facilities you have provided to the school was one of the most challenges that faced the school. But today this has alleviated our sufferings and these chairs have the capacity of taking care of 190 pupils and our children will no more sit on the floor”.
The Head Teacher who stated that the school was established 92 years ago noted that the good gesture from champion breweries was the very first from any private sector.
“I am happy that champion Breweries is that first private sector operator that partnered with government in promoting the educational development in our schools” he said. In the same vein, the Head mistress of Offot Jubilee primary schools Aka Offot Mrs. Esther Asanga said the problem of inadequate school facilities had been quite a challenge to them expressing gratitude to Champion Breweries for their grand gesture towards them.
Three schools benefited in the first phase, they include,. Saint Athaneous Primary School Nung Ukim, Primary School Aka in Obio Imo Street and Offot Jubilee Primary School Aka Offot all in Uyo capital city with the donation of over 200 desks, chairs and tables to enhance their studying environment.