THE Ebonyi Government says the ongoing efforts of repositioning the education sector to boost service delivery are yielding the desired results.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof John Eke, stated this on Tuesday in Abakaliki, while briefing journalists at the end of monitoring of effective resumption of schools for the third term of 2016 /2017 academic session.
The commissioner who expressed delight at the 100 per cent turnout of teachers and commencement of academic activities in public and private schools, called on teachers to sustain the spirit.
He said that the impressive turnout of teachers, pupils and students and the immediate commencement of effective teaching and learning was a positive indication that the repositioning efforts were yielding fruit.
Eke commended teachers and urged them to brace up for the challenges of ensuring provision of qualitative teaching and learning, stressing that the welfare of the teachers would be given priority.
He said that the government would not spare any effort to ensure that the Ebonyi school system ranked among the best in the country.
“We visited no fewer than 15 schools, within and outside the capital city, Abakaliki.
“We are impressed at the 100 per cent turnout of teachers in the first day of reopening of schools and for ensuring immediate commencement of academic activities.
“We are appealing to parents and guardians to release their children and wards to school because full academic activities started immediately.
“Again, I wish to remind parents and guardians whose children and wards are still at home, that the third term academic period is very very short and teachers must cover the school curriculum.
“We will ensure that we monitor and supervise academic activities on regular basis to ensure that our teachers do not relent in the discharge of their duties,” Eke said.