By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Cross River State Ministry of Education has inaugurated a new board to pilot the affairs of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
The five member board has Dr. Stephen Odey as Chairman, Mrs. Nancy Awukam, Board Member 1, Mr. Inyang Nyong Okon, Board Member 2, Mrs. Juliana Nkpe Bisong, Board Member 3, while Mr. Cyril Itam is to serve as Secretary to the Board.
Speaking while inaugurating the Board, the Commissioner of Education, Mr. Godwin Ettah, admonished them to justify the confidence reposed on them in the new assignment adding that, it was no longer going to be business as usual as the educational sector in the State has dwindled in the past years.
His words: “Your appointment should not be seen as the usual appointment where you are coming to do things the way there were done in the past that has brought us to where we are today.”
Mr. Ettah said that the primary objective of the board is to ensure that primary schools in the State perform creditably in their academics. The Commissioner maintained that, the Senator Ben Ayade led administration was poised to revive the sector and called on the board to collaborate with the Ministry to achieve set goals, “the challenges you will face are enormous, but, together we can tackle them,” he assured.
Responding, the Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Stephen Odey, thanked the Governor on behalf of his team for finding them worthy to serve in that capacity.
He went on to assure the Commissioner of the Board’s commitment and he promised not to disappoint the Ministry and the Government.
Concluding he said, “We are prepared to apply surgical and emergency measures to revive our educational sector”.
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