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By Oghenero Orovwuje

The Delta state Governor and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured that the state will continue to partner with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in its noble course of developing education in Nigeria.

Okowa gave the assurance in Asaba when members of the Nigerian National committee of WAEC paid him a courtesy visit.

The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Patrick Ukah, stated that his administration had given priority attention to the education sub-sector in the state through the reconstruction and renovation of public schools across the state.

He noted that the establishment of technical colleges in the twenty five local government areas was a deliberate policy by his administration to ensure that technically gifted children were given the required training for them to excel.

Okowa explained that the establishment of the technical colleges was to complement the University of Science and Technology set up by the state government.

He urged members of the committee to take the deliberation seriously as the outcome of it would be a major decisive factor to achieve the council’s mandate of maintaining the quality and standard of education in Nigeria.

Earlier in his address, Head of Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan, who spoke on behalf of the Leader of the delegation and Chief Government Nominee of WAEC, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, said the visit was to notify the governor of the formal opening ceremony of the 60th Annual meeting of the National Committee of WAEC holding in Asaba.

He stated that the Examination body’s vision was to become the best examination body in the world and solicited partnership with relevant stakeholders to enable it achieve the vision.

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