•••Promise Teachers’ Packages Before End of Year !
As pupils of the 43 public schools in Abak local government area return to the classroom from the long vacation, Monday Dan Udo foundation, Thursday, September 19, 2019 donated 7000 exercise books and 2000 school bags to them to support the free and compulsory education of Governor Udom Emmanuel in Akwa Ibom State.
Unveiling the project at Abak local government council hall, the Chairman of the foundation, Mr. Monday Dan Udo who hails from Ikot Imoh in Midim Ward two recalled how exercise books became one of the major challenges to some pupils in his days in primary school and reiterated the commitment of his foundation to ensure that pupils of public schools in Abak do not face such academic challenge forthwith.
Mr Udo said the overall zeal was borne out of love, passion and personal respect for early education and noted that no community can ever witness societal progress without a qualitative education for her citizenry especially at the early stage in life. Speaking further, he said that giving back to the society in that regard is imperative because it serves as a pedestal to pave way for the needy and the less privileged who may have interest in education, but lacks the fundamentals to pursue their goals, visions and dreams. He admonished the pupils to see themselves as the future leaders in all aspects of life, which will fuel their passion.
The Educational Secretary of Abak, Dcns. Nseobong Usoro who was the Chairman of the occasion commended the foundation for the gesture shown pupils and prayed for God’s continues blessings and favour on the founder. Dcns. Usoro assured that modalities will be set to ensure that the books and bags are properly used by the pupils.
Dcns. Usoro said many pupils use one exercise book in school because their parents can’t afford more and added that such pupils will forever remain grateful to Monday Dan Udo foundation. “I see many pupils in our public schools using just one exercise book to copy notes in all subjects because their parents can’t afford them more. Today, let me say that God has answered those pupils prayers through Monday Dan Udo foundation and they are already very thankful to this foundation for this gesture extended to them”- she said.
Unveiling the project, the Chairman of Abak, Barr. Imoh Williams, represented by the leader of Abak legislative council, Hon. Solomon Udeme, commended the chairman of the foundation, Mr. Monday Dan Udo, stating that such gesture was divine and therefore, urged the pupil to study hard so that many of Monday Dan Udo can come out them.
Present at the event were the Chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Abak Chapter, Rev. Aniefiok Sampson, Chairman, Association of Primary Schools Heads of Nigeria (AOPSHON), Abak Chapter, Dcns. Nse S. Udom, Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Abak Chapter, Dr. Mike Dan Udo, his Etim Ekpo and Ika counterpart Hon. Godwin Dan and Comrade Iboro Nelson, Counselor representing Midim Ward two, Hon. Uduak Etukudo and many others.