By Raymond Ozoji, Awka
As part of the efforts to take the lead in local government administration in Anambra state, Nnewi-South is to adopt a Public Private Community Partnership Model to rebuild and remodel primary and secondary school infrastructure in the council area.
This, according to the transition committee chairman, Hon. Ikenna Oluchukwu Aniagboso, is of paramount importance in order to create a conducive and very congenial atmosphere for teachers and pupils in the local government area.
Aniagboso, who disclosed this to our correspondent during an exclusive interview in his office, noted that over time due to some factors, the infrastructure in primary schools seemed to have decayed over the years. He said sadly the primary schools were schools that produced many great men and women in the society today but have been forlorned and treated with levity.
Aniagboso however pointed out that Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has blazed the trail by adopting a school in his country home Isuofia Aguata local government area where he takes care of the infrastructure and other things necessary for the education of children. This he said would be introduced in Nnewi-South and that he would reach out to some of those who have passed through the primary schools and are doing well in the society to come and give back to the schools of their cradle.
The TC chairman said he would persuade the people to adopt schools in Nnewi-South which they would remodel as well as transform into schools that could compete favourably with schools in the urban areas. He said the schools would be modeled in such a way that they would have good toilet facilities, running water, solar powered boreholes, perimeter fencing with school gate and a good play ground.
He said the classrooms would be tiled and black boards would be replaced with white boards and teachers will use markers to teach pupils instead of the usual chalk. The chairman said non-governmental organisations within and outside the country would also be co-opted in the remodeling of school infrastructure to enable them to get more facilities so that children could acquire education in a more comfortable environment.
He said Nnewi-South would equally partner the Anambra State Ministry of Education and any other bodies willing to support the revitalisation of education in the council area, adding that the whole idea was to deploy a Public Private Community Partnership to remodel and rebuild school infrastructure in the communities.