The previous administration spent a lot of taxpayers money building model schools, while existing ones were completely ignored and left to rot further. Those existing schools have produced great men and women of Rivers State who have, in turn, given back to the state in many ways. Some of these schools, mainly secondary, are overpopulated because they are free of tuition charges.
With the speed and meticulousness he has dedicated to delivering the New Rivers Vision, Governor Ezenwo Wike identified these dangerous lapses of the previous administration, just weeks after he was sworn in, and is devoted to tackling them head on. On the 11th of August, 2015, the Governor visited one of these neglected schools -- Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri -- and pointed out the level of decadence these institutions were facing, but reignited hope of students and staff of such schools with a promise of making it an important agenda that such schools are revived. With his credibility in project delivery, whether in the rain or sun, there's no room for doubt that He would follow through.
The Governor immediately directed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education to begin work, and guess what, work has begun. This is #TheNewRiversState for you.
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