…Commends NB PLC for FGGC Staff quarters
From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, has said that Federal Government has a strategic plan to improve the quality of teachers, revamp the learning environment, create and support partnership for sustainable and improved funding.
The Minister who disclosed these, recently, during the commissioning of staff residence at Federal Government Girls’ College, Onitsha, Anambra State, in honour of Mrs. Rose Nkemdilim Obi, winner Maltina Teacher of the Year, 2015, thanked the Nigerian Breweries PLC for its support in the development of education in Nigeria.
According to him, the company has been at the forefront of supporting the development of education in Nigeria by continually investing in educational infrastructure, encouraging teachers and students, contributing one percent of its turnover to the government’s education fund as stipulated by law, adding that the NB also supported the building and renovation of educational infrastructure and awards of scholarships running into millions of naira on annual basis through its NB-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund.
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, represented by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Emenugha, said that Mrs. Obi brought fame to the state by winning the 2015 Maltina Teachers Award that attracted the building of the apartment for the school, and called on all Anambra indigenes in teaching or learning environments to continue to keep the standard high.
In his speech, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Breweries PLC, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, represented by the Corporate Affairs Adviser of the company, Mr. Kufare Ekanem said, that the Maltina Teacher Award was designed to recognize, celebrate and motivate teachers in Nigeria as part of its company’s continuous commitment to the development of education in Nigeria.
The idea of a school-based project, he said, was to ensure that when a teacher won, the community where he or she teaches also won too, saying that the Maltina teacher award was to inspire and accord the teachers their deserved credit and to bring back respect to the teaching profession in Nigeria.
The Principal of the FGGC Onitsha, Mrs. Margaret Enonuya, commended the minister and NB PLC for honouring the school with the teachers’ award and the structure, adding that the school will not let the government and the company down but continue to excel in every competition and to produce excellent students.