… Awards prizes to pupils
“EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world. Irrespective of race, religion and gender, education makes it possible for people to stand out as equal with other persons from different walks of life.”
These were the words of the Transition Committee Chairman, Dunukofia Local Government Area, Emeka Chinweze when he visited the 22 primary schools in the council area to distribute educational materials, COVID-19 P.P.E and awards to primary schools.
While distributing thousands of educational materials, face masks, hand sanitizers, buckets and waste bins to the schools, the chairman noted that this philanthropic gesture has been going on in the council before his inception and being in love with education, he did not hesitate to key into it.
Addressing the pupils, he encouraged them to be of good behavior and shun any activities that is against the law and society, capable of destroying their future. He lectured the pupils on the importance of using the COVID-19 P.P.E provided for all the schools to avoid further spread of the virus.
Chinweze, being a man with a proven track record for his love for education has within the few months of being at the helm of affairs in the council, built a stellar reputation as an administrator and leader, who keeps his eyes on the prize, ensuring continuous improvement of educational sectors in his local government and delivers excellent results. His track records for award of scholarship to indigent students has earned him global awards and several other accolades.
The philanthropist cum educational loving mayor also gave awards to all the best pupils in each class, in the whole of 22 primary schools aimed at motivating and encouraging other pupils to buckle up in their academic performance.
The mayor who equally commended all the headmistresses, teachers and pupils present, urged them to be law abiding citizens and always wear their face masks to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
The chairman further emphasised that “education is the passport to the future. Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. He promised to make the philanthropic gesture a quarterly event in the local government area.
Responding, the headmistress of Obioma Primary School, Ukpo,, Mrs Florence Okafor, who spoke on behalf of the teachers, pupils, gave thanks to the generosity and vision of the T.C Chairman in creating a foundation on the pupils that will last a lifetime and impact generations to come.
In appreciation, the pupils sang different songs, in praises for their benefactor and prayed God to keep him.
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