Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has promised a brighter future for the Education Sector in the Abia State.

Governor Ikpeazu said one of the biggest thing mapped out for the sector would be the introduction of digital learning as his administration has taken delivery of smart machines that will teach Abia children using a smart box.

Ikpeazu, who was speaking in an interactive session with pupils and students of Australian Academy Aba, disclosed that another lofty stride for the Education Sector in Abia is the launching of four model school that would cut across the three senatorial zones of the state.

According to him, the model schools are sited at Obingwa, Osisioma, Umuahia and Ohafia, maintaining that these model schools are going to be good examples of ideal public school in Nigeria.

Explaining further about the digital learning, the Governor said the device can be used to teach up to 25 subjects with their different curricular already embedded in the machine.

Governor Ikpeazu added that the device has the capacity to teach even extra-curricular subjects like shirt making and the likes, stressing that: “With that device, my children in Abia will be a step ahead other children in Nigeria.”

He used the opportunity to advise pupils and students to be obedient to their parents and ensure they take their studies very seriously adding that the government would strive to do those things that would make the children happy.

He urged them to be good in something and warned them not to be bad in everything.

The Governor, who entertained so many questions from the pupils and students, including question about the #EndSARS protests, and the reason for not having television stations in Aba, ceased the chance to call on private sector individuals to establish television stations in Aba.

He said: Before I became Governor, we had only one private radio station in Abia but today in Aba alone, we have five radio stations. We have Real, Buzz, Rhema, we have so many private stations coming. I’m encouraging them to listen to your voice and the voices of others to establish TV stations to complement the jobs of radio stations in Aba.”

He added: I cannot promise that govt will establish a TV station today but I’m working hard to support and encourage private sector individuals to establish the biggest TV stations in Nigeria.”

Speaking earlier, the Proprietor of Australian Academy Aba, said they came to interact with the Governor as part of the external club activities of the school noting that the school emphasizes on the practical teaching and learning.

ABIA ONLINE reports that the Governor later took the children round his proposed library Project which is under construction and his animal park while the children had real fun asking questions and having them being answered by Governor Ikpeazu.

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