Delta state government is to key into the new educational initiative of DAAR Communications in order to promote academic excellence in the state. The State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who announced this when the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DAAR Communications and his management team paid him a courtesy call in Asaba, said the state would quickly embrace the initiative and set up a technical committee to work out modalities with the organization. He promised that Delta state would fast track the process of ensuring that DAAR Communications kicked off the TV and Radio educational programme to enable the Direct Home Broadcast Educational Programs reach the populace on time.
“I thank DAAR Communication for choosing Delta state to implement this educational program, we will do whatever we can to fast track the operation of your Television and Radio Station in the state.”
Speaking further, he noted that the state had been faced with a lot of challenges especially the improvement of education in the state and had concentrated in the construction of infrastructure, increasing the number of teachers and teaching aids. The governor observed that the population of students in a class was also a challenge to his administration and has therefore determined to de-congest the number of people in a class and pegged it for 40 a class.
“Just to assure you that we are doing a lot to improve the educational standard of our children, we have concentrated on infrastructure, improving on teaching aids and the training and re-training of teachers, we will quickly embrace this your initiative,” he stated.
In a brief address the CEO of DAAR Communication, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi stated that the team was in Asaba to intimate the governor on DAAR Communications’ initiative to promote quality education in order to reduce the poor academic performance of students in external exams. He said the team also came to submit the letter from Federal Ministry of Education authorizing DAAR Communications to introduce the Direct Home Service programme of 22 educational channels to states governments in the country.
Explaining further, High Chief Dokpesi said educational standard in the country was declining even as he explained that his outfit would contribute its quota towards improving the quality of education in the country through satellite transmission.
“DAAR Communication decided to go into this initiative because of the poor educational performance of our students because about 72% failed JAMB exam this year, we are launching a 22 educational channels of Direct Home Service to teach pupils from primary 1 to S.S. 3. It is to compliment the effort of state government and create opportunity for pupils and students to improve on their Knowledge.”
Explaining further he said “The Federal Ministry of Education directed that this program be made available to every Nigerian child from public and private school.”High point of the visit was the presentation of the letter of authority from Federal Ministry of Education to Governor Uduaghan.