Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday inaugurated the newly reconstituted Enugu State Post-Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) at the Government House, Enugu.
Ugwuanyi also swore in Oliver Enete as his Special Adviser and Remigius Eze as a Permanent Secretary.
Inaugurating the board, Ugwuanyi named Favour Ugwuanyi as Chairman of the Board with Ugochukwu Eneze and Chukwuma Okenwa as members.
The governor also named Prof. Rose Onah and Mrs Agatha Ukah as Ex-officio members and the newly sworn in Permanent Secretary, Remigius Eze, as Secretary of the Board.
Gov. Ugwuanyi explained that the PPSMB was reconstituted pursuant to Sections 4 and 9 of the Enugu State Post-Primary Schools Management Board Law, Cap. 67, Laws of Enugu State 2004, following the expiration of the previous Board by effluxion of time.
According to the governor, the Board is saddled with the responsibility of managing and controlling all post-primary schools and institutions, being state schools within the context of the Education Law.
He added that “the centrality of this mandate to the development of our future human resources underscores the imperative of appointing persons with sound educational training, diverse experience, character and competence into the Board”.
He recalled that Enugu State was recently ranked first in pass rating of 93.9 per cent among the public secondary schools in Nigeria and second best-performing state in the country that sat for the WAEC examination in 2021.
Gov. Ugwuanyi said: “These feats and more are testament to the quantum of investment the state has made in the infrastructure, human resources and supervision of the state post-primary schools system.”
Congratulating the new members of the PPSMB on their appointment and inauguration, the governor told them that their track records evidently recommended them for the strategic assignment.
He enjoined them to ensure a sustainable improvement in the quality of teaching and learning in the state post-primary schools through staff optimisation, development, motivation, discipline and effective supervision of the schools under the Board.
Gov. Ugwuanyi therefore charged the new Board to sustain the performance rating and strive to improve on it.
“I wish you well in your new assignment, expectant that you will justify the confidence reposed in you by the government and the good people of Enugu State.”
Responding, the Chairman of the PPSMB, Favour Ugwuanyi, appreciated the governor for finding them worthy to serve on the Board and promised the governor that they would take the PPSMB from where they met it to a higher level. (NAN)
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