The Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday, March 15, said it will implement the outcome of the recently held education summit, aimed at achieving a workable 15-year education plan and policy for the state.
The State Commissioner for Education, Gentle Emelah, made this known in Yenagoa at a press briefing on the final communique of the summit which was themed, ‘Optimising the Delivery, Performance and Sustainability of Outcomes in the Education Sector.
The Commissioner explained that the implementation would be aimed at achieving the broad objectives of the summit, including partnerships and collaborations, to address educational challenges on a short, medium and long term basis.
“The summit generally agreed that Bayelsa State has taken a very bold and right step to address its educational challenges for improved education delivery.
“It was stated that the outcomes of the summit should be adopted, conscientiously followed and implemented to achieve the broad aims of providing a concise and workable state education plan and policy, including future partnerships and collaborations”, he said.
Emelah described the summit as very successful as it reiterated the need for the critical evaluation of current educational structures, practices, objectives and principles to align them with new aspirations of government for educational transformation.
Present at the briefing was the permanent secretary in the ministry, Christopher Ehwrudjakpo; the education summit committee co-chairman, Alice Atuwo; secretary, Stella Ugolo and the technical adviser to the commissioner, Warmate Idikio.