The Delta State Government has rewarded Delta State Outstanding Pupils and Students with Awards of Excellence.
The Delta State Award of Excellence for Pupils and Students which took place at Asaba today witnessed jubilation among thousands of pupils, students.
According to the commissioner for Basic and secondary Education Mr. Chiedu Ebie, The Delta State Award of Excellence for Pupils and Students is aimed at encouraging and Celebrating academic excellence among Pupils and Students in Delta State.
“Qualitative Education is the fulcrum of socio-economic development of any nation and a means of emancipation and empowerment of the citizenry.
This premise underlies its inclusion as one of the cardinal points of the SMART Agenda of the Delta state government under the visionary leadership of his Excellency, Sen Dr.Ifeanyi Okowa, hence the sector has therefore received significant attention and focus in 29th May 2019 when the tenure of this administration began.”
“Achieving this height the government provides a partnership platform for corporate entities hence, Eroton Exploration and production company limited in partnership with the state government in the 2nd edition of Delta state award of excellence for pupils and students,” he said
Meanwhile, the Secretary to the State Government Rt Hon Festus Agas has congratulated the awardees for their excellent performance while encouraging them to work hard in their academic pursuit.
Categories of awards are; Cognitive/placement examination, Basic education certificate examination, NECO, Nabteb, WAEC, Jamb, and National champion UBA foundation essay competition.
Other dignitaries at the ceremony include Hon Patrick Ukah commissioner for information, commissioner for women affair Mrs Shola Williams, Mr Samuel Dietake permanent secretary ministry of Basic and secondary education among others.