Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Zinox, Delta State collaborate on teachers empower

Zinox Computers in collaboration with the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to boost productivity of teachers in Delta State.

Head, Corporate Affairs, Zinox, Mr. Echika Ezuka, said in a press statement made available to Champion Infotel, that the new deal was sealed at the annual World Teachers’ day.

The event attended by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Ifeanyi. A. Okowa who represented the Special Guest of Honor Dr. Emmanuel E. Uduaghan, the Executive Governor of Delta State, Commissioner of Education, Mrs. E. Uvo Gardener who was the chair person of the event, Comrade J. A. Ojobu leader of the State Chapter of NUT.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mrs. Garderner told the teachers that now they had the tools to bring glory back to the teaching profession, stressing that they now have the opportunity to enhance their productivity by improving the quality of students that they graduate into the society.

She recalled that the state government has painstakingly ensured that all their entitlements have been paid and as such, the government on her part expects quality service delivery as a form of appreciation. She said that it has become very important for the teachers to raise their standards because of the hydra headed societal challenges that undermine Nigeria’s development.

Mrs. Garderner equally reminded teachers that their products have direct impact on the economy, politics, religion, and all other aspects of national life.

The NUT Chairman, Comrade Ojobu praised the efforts of the administration in uplifting the welfare of teachers in the state, and called for immediate action on the dilapidated infrastructure in the public schools.

The union leader called on teachers to close ranks to ensure they get what is due to them, and urged them to strive to attain professionalism by adopting computer skills which would in turn be passed on to the students who are waiting to become leaders in the future.

The NUT leader extended the appreciation of all the teachers in the state to Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh and Zinox as a corporate institution for his faith in teachers and the teaching profession.

Speaking on the Executive Governor’s behalf, the Secretary to the State Government Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa expressed the Governor’s gratitude to the teachers for giving his administration the necessary cooperation to make good the promises that were made during the election campaigns.

He said the government is doing everything possible to ensure that Delta State becomes the leading educational state in the country, to this end he stated that their welfare would receive constant review while infrastructure in schools across the state shall be renovated and upgraded to meet the changing times.

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