By Magnus Emuji
Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs Rose Ezewu has reaffirmed a strong collaborative partnership with the owners of Private Schools Association in the state towards driving the education sector to a greater height.
Ezewu gave the assurances in her office in Asaba when the Owners of Private Schools Association, Delta State chapter paid her a courtesy visit.
She urged the association to contribute their quotas to the education sector, adding that the reduction of the renewal fees for private school owners was for the year 2020.
Ezewu lauded the association for its ceaseless support, saying that the ministry would continue to do its best in sanitising the education system in the state.
In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Augustine Oghoro expressed worry over the proliferation of associations among stakeholders in the education sector.
Oghoro, who said that such development was unhealthy for the education sector, stressed the need for them to always come together as one body in order to achieve more success in the education system.
Earlier in her address, the Chairman of the Owners of Private Schools Association of Nigeria, Delta State chapter, Mrs Purity Okeke congratulated the commissioner for on her appointment by Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa.
Mrs Okeke, who was represented by the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the association and the owner of Greater Days Schools, Mr Wilfred Akemuh said that the association came into being to enable them to contribute to the upliftment of the standard of education in the state.