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Education: UNIBEN Itsekiri alumni rescues Warri School with furniture

Touched by the near infrastructural collapse, particularly lack of furniture, the University of


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Education: UNIBEN Itsekiri alumni rescues Warri School with furniture
Cross Section of Teachers & Pupils of Ejoki Primary School, Ifiekporo behind the pieces of furniture

Touched by the near infrastructural collapse, particularly lack of furniture, the University of Benin Itsekiri Alumni, UIA has donated scores of chairs and desks worth thousands of naira to Ejoki Primary School, Ifiekporo Community in Warri South Local Government Area.

Presenting the sets of furniture Thursday May 11 to the government owned school on behalf of UIA, the association’s Project Committee Chairman, Stephen Efejuku (Esq.) disclosed that they were alerted about the plight of teachers and pupils in the school by an Npower Service Attaché, Mr. Tonwe David.

Cross Section of members of University of Benin, Itsekiri Alumni, UIA, Ifiekporo Community leaders & Pupils shortly after the donation

While tasking Ifiekporo community leaders, teachers and pupils to protect the pieces of furniture from vandalism, Efejuku appealed to members of Ifiekporo Community Trust to give the necessary support to Ifiekporo Community Graduates’ Association so as to attract more development projects to the community.

The Chairman of Ifiekporo Community Trust, Mr. Clifton Edema, represented by the Vice Chairman of the Community Trust, Comrade Austin Leleji, thanked UIA for the gesture and described it as a presentation “that has brought smiles again to Ifiekporo Community”.

He assured of adequate protection of the pieces of furniture and lamented the neglect of the community in terms of development and empowerment by oil and gas companies operating in Ifiekporo.

The Head Teacher of Ejoki Primary School, Mrs. Patience Gbegi expressed appreciation for the donation “which has gone a long way in alleviating the infrastructural challenges facing the school” and enjoined other well-meaning institutions as well as companies to emulate the gesture so as to enhance  teaching and learning in the school.

Our Senior Correspondent reports that the Acting President of Ifiekporo Graduates’ Association and member of UIA, Comrade Monoyo Edon commended the UNIBEN Itsekiri alumni body for their prompt response and used the occasion to appeal to companies operating in Ifiekporo to employ indigenes of the fast-developing Warri Community.

According to him, Ifiekporo plays host to more than 10 oil and gas companies, yet denied the needed development-driven attention.

Stephen Efejuku in a warm handshake with Mrs. Patience Gbegi, while Peter Ede (extreme left) Austin Leleji (2nd left) Hon. Thomas Emami, Blessing Atseyinku, Comrade Monoyo Edon & others observe 

 


Celestine Chijoke Ukah
Senior Correspondent of Fresh Angle International. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and have undertaken a training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills
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