GOVERNMENT Technical Collage, Nkpor, in Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State hs held her 2019 Interhouse sports competition.
The event which took place at the school’s field amid large turnout of people aimed at enhancing the psychomotor of students and helping them discover their other potentials, aside from academics.
Speaking during the event, the Chairman, Post Primary School Service Commission, Lady Ngozi Okaro, represented by the Zonal Director (Ogidi zone), Uche Okeke, stated that schools in Anambra State will continue to be model for others to emulate, while lauding Nkpor Technical College for not relenting in ensuring that they count in this noble task.
“The impressions here are positive, everything is going well.”
On the laurels schools and other sectors are winning for the state, Okeke stated, “I would say it is product of the massive support Governor Willie Obiano gives to the sectors. I want to appreciate the people’s governor and his team. In education specifically, the laudable feats are clear. The input of the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha is commendable. It is a collective effort and the impact is felt across all the basic education (primary and secondary) levels in the state.
We are all seeing the performances of the teachers and pupils. Teachers from schools in the state won Best Teachers’ award again this year. The pupils are placing very high performances in external exams such as; NECO and WAEC in the past five years. This is a reflection of the positives from the efforts put-in by the teachers with the support of government. We should work hard to maintain and improve on the level so far attained.
The effectiveness of the children in meeting with future expectations depend largely on the foundation. It is no longer enough to hold certificates, beyond that, skills acquisition and vocational training which technical schools offer, provide more balance for their self reliance.”
The PPSSC boss admonished parents and guardians to be very proactive in bringing up their wards to compliment teachers’ efforts in ensuring that sound morals of the children are not lost in exuberance, especially, the lure into social vices like drug addiction and cultism that may truncate their future.
In her own contribution, the Member in – Charge, PPPSC, Ogidi zone, Lady Ngozi Agbasimelo lauded the GTC school administration for their efforts in taking the school to the level it presently occupies.
“I must thank the organisers of this event and equally commend the pupils for their comportment. The level of competition amongst the various Houses here is inspiring. It shows potential for other activities outside academics. They are all important and should be nurtured for positive use.”
She added that GTC, Nkpor is one of the technical schools that the commission is proud of.
“They have won some awards for the state. I must tell you that any child posted to this school has a very big advantage because it offers them opportunity to explore their creative ingenuity. “
Adding; “when we talk about education, especially in Anambra State, the governor has made strong promise to make the state’s education world class standard. The students must be nurtured to compete favourably with their rivals anywhere in the world.
I am particularly happy that the governor has made a lot of interventions in this school.”
She challenged the pupils to remain focused in making themselves available for things that promote the image of the school and state as they pass through the system.
Earlier in his address, the principal of the school, Gabriel Nwosu highlighted the importance of sports in pupils overall development.
“Participation in sports plays complimentary role of educational development of a child (psychomotor domain) and it is never a hindrance to academic excellence, rather, it promotes physical fitness, mental alertness and personal discipline.”
Okeke expressed deep appreciations to the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano for his interventions which has made the feats achieved by the school so far, possible.
He noted that the school has enjoyed supply of sports equipment , construction of 10 classroom blocks, school and hostel perimeter fencing, provision of water borehole, re-eqipment of the school laboratory, international workshops and teachers re-training sponsorship among other notable interventions.
“It is worthy of note that recent international projects in Anambra State educational system, especially, technical collages have put the state on the world map.”
He made reference to Regina Pacis School world quiz competition feat, as well as GTC, Nkpor’s Best Productive technical college in Anambra State’s Prize, including Best Creative teacher star Prize won by the Computer craft Department teacher, Ifeanyi Afulukwe.
The PTA Chairman of the school, Emeka A Chukwuemeka lauded Gov. Obiano for his pragmatic leadership that has brought transformations in many sectors to the state.
Highlights of the event were calisthenics dance presentation by the pupils as well as cup presentation to Green House that emerged overall winners in various competitive events.
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