Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed that his administration would soon hold an education summit to chart a way forward for the educational sector in the state.
Okowa stated this on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 when the Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom, Matthew Edirin Owhawha II, led members of the community on a courtesy visit to Government House, Asaba.
He said that the proliferation of tertiary institutions in the state without meeting the requisite educational standard was harmful to development.
“We intend very soon to call for an education summit in which our people will speak to one another in honest truth as one, to stand on the path that l think is right and to sit down and talk in deep truth on what is the best way forward for Delta State.
“Wherever an institution exists in Delta, let us make it the best, let us make it a standard but let it be one that wherever you come from, you will take pride in the institution.
“Tt is better to have a standard institution than mushroom institutions that will make us query what knowledge comes out from such institutions,” Okowa said.
The governor explained that falling oil prices have been a challenge to the state and the nation, as he reiterated that his administration would remain committed, accountable and truthful to the people in the judicious use of its resources.
Okowa commended the traditional ruler and people of Ughievwen kingdom for their peaceful and accommodating nature and promised to look into their requests.
Earlier, the royal father said that the visit was to convey the support of the people of the kingdom to the state government’s SMART agenda and prosperity for all Deltans initiative and requested for more infrastructural projects to speed up the development of the area.