Rivers Govt Procures Sporting Equipments For UBE Schools In 23 LGAs


The Rivers State Government has procured sporting equipments to some selected schools Under the state basic education across the 23 local government areas of the State.

The aim of this gesture, is to enable the children in the State universal Basic Education to exercise the other side of human component that is also involve in the development of child through education.

The executive chairman of the State universal Basic Education Board( RSUBEB), Dr Fyneface Ndubuishi Akah while commissioning the procured sports equipment during a brief ceremony held at the corporate headquarters of the Board in port Harcourt on Tuesday, said the essence of the event was to show to the world that the State Governor sir Siminalaye Fubara is also providing sports and sporting equipments across the schools in the State.

Akah averred that the State government in collaboration with the federal ministry of education paid it’s counterparts funding which enabled the federal government through the universal Basic Education commission to released its own apportionment to the State for the procurement.

According to him, sporting activities has its own season across the schools and commended the State Chief executive for providing the equipments to the pupils and students across the basic education schools in the State.

“The essence of the event is to show the world that the State governor is also making sports and sporting equipments available in our schools.l charged parents and guardians of these children to visit these schools and see how their children are making use of these equipments provided our children across the schools these periods are seen running around having their inter house sporting activities”

“Apart from the inter house sporting ,our children are also involved in an international competition where they have brought trophies to the State” he stated.

The RSUBEB boss used the opportunity to call on the management of the schools and the various benefiting communities to own the equipments as their own ,adding that the quality assurance unit of the physical planning of the Board has taken inventory of the equipments and From time to time will come to check on them .

” we already have a template on how to supervise the usage . staffs in the quality assurance to be on watch and from time to time will visit every school to see the State of the equipments and any one found missing such school will be held accountable. ” he stated.

Our correspondent who covered the event reports that items procured include sets of table tennis, volleyballs ,Badminton nets and accessories,pieces of foot balls and sturckens .

Others are sets of Jersey shirts,, basketball accessories, high jump accessories, and four mini buses among others.

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