By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has lauded stakeholders in the education sector for demonstrating leadership in the emergency situation of Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr. Ukah, who made the commendation in his good will message on the occasion of the celebration of the 2021 Global International Day of Education, congratulated the Delta State Youths Parliament for the celebration.
While saying that the day was set aside by the United Nations on December 3, 2018 in celebration of the role of education for peace and development, Mr. Ukah reiterated that his ministry introduced Delta Telclass and other distance learning programmes as critical initiative for the overall benefit of the children.
Mr. Ukah, who noted that the year 2020 and the days spent in 2021 were very unique and extra ordinary in the history of the educational sector, said that Covid-19 pandemic was posing challenges in various ways to the already constrained educational system.
He stressed the need for concerted efforts at curtailing the pandemic, adding that the theme for the event ‘Recover and Revitalise Education for the Covid-19 Generation’ was important for a deeper reflection on the challenges confronting the educational environment during and post Covid-19 era.
In her welcome address, the Delta Youth Parliament Committee Chairman, Hon. Vera Enubianozor, said that the Covid-19 pandemic caused so much damage to the school system, stressing that it had resulted in students spending extra years in school.