By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
The Chairman Governing Board of Universal Basic Education Commission, (UBEC), Professor Adamu Kyuka has lauded the commitment of Governor Samuel Ortom to the development of education in the State.
Professor Kyuka who gave the commendation today at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi during a courtesy visit on the Governor, said he was impressed with the facelift given to primary schools in the state by the Ortom administration.
He described as impressive, the numerous schools the present administration has reconstructed in urban and rural areas of the state.
The UBEC Board Chairman said Governor Ortom is a visionary leader who has placed education on the front burner of development.
Governor Ortom in a response, restated the importance his administration attaches to basic education, reaffirming his commitment to making tertiary education strong, secondary education stronger and primary education strongest.
He described UBEC as one agency of the Federal Government which has excelled in its mandate, giving assurance that Benue would sustain its partnership with the commission.
The Governor expressed the willingness of his administration to put school teachers on first line charge of wages as funds would permit and commended those who have chosen the teaching profession as builders of the society.