Engage in mentoring of  students, Delta SSG charges old  students’ bodies

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The Secretary to the Delta State Government, Chief Patrick Ukah, has called on old boys and girls associations in the state to engage in the mentoring of the students to regain lost values.

This is in addition to providing critical infrastructure in schools as key stakeholders in the educational development of the state.

The SSG, who spoke during the handover/commissioning of a water scheme executed by St. Anthony’s College, Ubulu Uku, Old Boys Association (SACOBA) in the school, bemoaned the dwindling value system in the schools and called on them to visit the school from time to time to mentor the students.

Chief Ukah noted that it is not only through flogging or cutting of grass that discipline can be instilled in the students but can also be achieved by proper guidance, counseling and mentoring.

He commended members of SACOBA for providing what they did not enjoy as students when they were in the school for the present and future generations of students of the school.

He disclosed that the state government will continue to provide the needed infrastructures in schools but called on communities where schools are sited to own the schools and stem the rising tide of vandalization of school properties provided by the state government in the schools.

Earlier, the Chairman of the handover/commissioning committee and former Head of Service (HoS) in the state, Sir Okey Ofili, revealed that the project has a fully drilled borehole to a depth of 640ft equipped with a pumping machine of 7.5HP, a 42ft stanchion carrying water tanks with cumulative capacity of 5,000 gallons.

This is in addition to reticulation of water supply from the main service point to various nooks and crannies of the college premises with 12 water fetching points dotted all over for the benefit of staff and students.

Sir Ofili stated that the water scheme went through a test-run period of over three years in order to make assurance doubly sure that they have provided a professionally executed project which will serve the college for years to come because drilling a borehole in Ubulu Uku can be tricky owing to its terrain.

Highpoint of the ceremony was the commissioning and handover of the project to the school principal by the SSG.

 

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