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Investment in Education is Investment in Future – Professor Omenugha

. . . Says Anambra Celebrates Teachers

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba

The Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, has commended investors in education, describing such as investment for the future.

Professor Omenugha, who stated this while speaking at the 20th Anniversary Celebration and 2020 Annual Feast Day of the Catholic Diocese of Awka-owned Tansi International College, Awka (TICA), Anambra State, on January 25, noted that the state celebrated teachers for their committed to human development.

Corroborating the view of Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor of the Catholic Diocese of Awka that teaching was a vocation, Professor Omenugha stated that teachers were priceless, noting that no amount of money paid to the teachers was commensurate with their efforts and sacrifices towards the formation of individuals.

The Commissioner, who also represented the Anambra State Governor, Dr Willie Obiano, at the event, noted that the state celebrated teachers because in their hands were the destinies of the children. She charged the teachers to project the said destinies. She noted that as part of the programmes to celebrate the teachers, the Anambra State Ministry of Education recently had weeks of Engagement Exercise with the teachers of SS 3 students.

Omenugha, who recalled the days she wore white as a student of Maria Regina College, Nnewi, said she never knew she would one day become a commissioner.

‘If I wasn’t given the proper formation which I enjoyed in the Catholic education, I’m not sure I will stand here today as a commissioner,’ she said, thanking the teachers for their commitment to their vocation, while also thanking parents for doing their part in their collaborative role of proper child formation,’ Omenugha said.

The Commissioner said the Anambra State Government was committed to the provision of what she called a globally competitive education for all children of the state. She thanked the Church for what, according to her, was a working partnership which the state had with the Church in education, saying that the Catholic Diocese of Awka had been supportive in the assessment of government scholarship scheme by the students of Anambra State.

Omenugha, who described TICA as one of the model schools of the state, assured that having visited the school, Tansi International College would always be part of the beneficiaries of education materials from the state government.

The Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Azuka Omenugha, speaks at the 20th Anniversary of Tansi Int’l College, Awka.

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