Education remains the bedrock of every modern development and every society that must advance must prioritize the education of her people.
Little wonder James Madison, the 4th US President opined that “Learned institutions ought to be favourite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public Liberty.”
For Sir Horace Mann, “Education, Then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, – the balance-wheel of the social machinery”.
For the students in Umuimenyi Secondary Technical School Nkpa, popularity known as Nkpa Tech, this is indeed a joyous moment as their hitherto dilapidated classroom blocks has began to wear a new look courtesy of the member representing Bende South state Constituency, Hon. Chief Emmanuel Ndubuisi(Ijiriji Bende).
The school which has over time remained a sight for sour eyes as all the classroom blocks are in ruins making learning in that environment a risk not just to the students but teachers, as reptiles had found a safe haven in the rickety roofs.
While interacting with Abia PulseNews Correspondent, Hon. Ndubuisi Emmanuel stated that he intends to keep all the promises he made during the campaigns and Educational empowerment is key amongst them.
In his words “what I am doing in Nkpa Tech is another promise kept and I intend to keep all the promises i made while campaigning.”
“When I visited this place, I started having sleepless nights knowing that these children schooling here are actually our future.”
“So I call on all other office holders in various capacities to assist me to fix not just Nkpa Tech but Bende South and Bende As a whole”, he concluded.
As at the time of filing this report, work is still ongoing to ensure the schools gets the required face lift!