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Textbooks Litter Education Ministry in Bayelsa


Different category of primary and secondary school text books meant for the distribution to students in the state are being abandoned and littered on the ground floor of the Ministry of Education, Secretariat Annex 4, Yenagoa, thereby stirring controversy among stakeholders in the educational sector.
Also, in another related development the Bayelsa state library project is yet to see the light of the day.
Our correspondent checks revealed that the said text books were veritable tools to improve the quality of education and research in the various schools in the state.
The said books that were found littered and abandoned include Izon Language, Literature, English, Maths, Social Studies among others.
It is gathered that the authorities concern has refused to distribute the books to the schools for use by students.
Speaking to our correspondent, a top civil servant who prefers anonymity said the distribution or donation of the textbooks was in line with Governor Dickson’s education policy to improve the quality of education and further expressed dismay over the said development.
Creeknewsweekly.com findings showed that as a result of the careless regard for the books, staff and passerby have formed the habit of picking up any copy of the textbooks of their choice to read, and this trend continues.
All efforts to get comments from the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Markson Fefegha over the abandoned and litter books proved to no avail, saying that he’s not ready to see journalists.

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