Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has lauded the Commissioners, Permanent Secretary and the staff of the Ministries of Basic and Post Basic Education for the successfully launching of the Abia State Education Electronic Portal.
Ikpeazu who made the statement in Government House, Umuahia on Tuesday when the operations and features of the Education Electronic Portal were demonstrated before him, described the electronic portal as a very robust digital platform.
He expressed delight that the Abia State education sector now has in place, a comprehensive digital education management system that would serve as a model for the other states in the country.
Earlier while speaking on behalf of the Abia State education sector, the State Commissioner for Basic Education, Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma disclosed that the state Education Electronic Portal is a product of thorough and painstaking work by a crop of dedicated civil servants in the Ministry of Basic and Post Basic Education.
He expressed gratitude to the governor for his unwavering support to the ministry from the commencement of the project to its conclusion.
Rocks Emma revealed that the electronic directory at the moment contains 4,385 school portals, reflecting the member of public and approved private school already uploaded and running on the platform.
The commissioner assured Ikpeazu that the remaining 3,358 schools will be uploaded before the end of August, 2022.
Present at the presentation and documentation of the Education Electronic Directory were the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe, Commissioner for Post Basic Education, Sir Israel Mark, Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Aham Uko, and Commissioner for Information, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo.
Others are: the Commissioner, Documentation and Strategy, Mr Ugochukwu Emezue, the Head of Service, Sir Onyii Wamah, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mr. Eze Ajuzie, the Chairman of the Abia State Universal Basic Education Board, Elder Okechukwu Analaba, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka and Heads of Departments in the Ministries of Basic and Post Basic Education.
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