Nwifuru okays establishment of Naval school in Ebonyi

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By Victor Nwegede, Abakaliki.

Governor Francis Nwifuru has approved the establishment of a Naval Secondary School in Ebonyi State.

Nwifuru approved this when he was visited by the Director of Naval Transformation, Rear Admiral Michael Oamen at the Government House Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

Oamen disclosed that the Navy has set for the establishment of a Naval Secondary School at Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

But Governor Nwifuru noted that the request was timely, given his matchless commitment towards taking a quantum leap in education and human capital development.

He urged the Nigerian Navy to consider establishing a Naval University whereby graduates from Naval High Schools, will be offered admission for higher degrees.

He observed this step would help to guard against the erosion of ethics inculcated in Secondary School Students.

The governor further urged the Navy to hasten the commencement of academic activities in the school soonest, assuring them of the support and cooperation of the host community and Ebonyi State Government.

Earlier, the Director of Naval Transformation, Rear Admiral Michael Oamen told the governor that the visit was to seek collaboration in the establishment of a Naval presence in the state.

“We are here to commend you for your good works. We are here to inform you that we want to establish a Naval Secondary School in Ebonyi state. In terms of education, the Navy stands out. We take education seriously.

“We have seen your giant strides in Education. The Chief of Naval Staff asked us to come and work out the modalities for the establishment of Na aval Secondary School in Ebonyi State.

“Permit me to place on record the wonderful works you are doing in Ebonyi State which of course is the reflection of the state in terms of openness and hospitality.”