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Delta plans education endowment fund

Delta plans education endowment fund

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has disclosed that the state government will soon establish an Education Endowment Fund for schools in the state, as part of efforts to develop the education sector.

He stated this yesterday in Asaba at the Annual Conference/General Meeting of the Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria (ISMN), Delta State chapter.

The governor revealed that being the bedrock of development, the state would set up the fund to ensure that Delta people have access to quality education under an enabling learning environment.

Okowa was conferred with the maiden Professor Austin Uwandulu Strategic Management Award at the event in recognition of his strategic and pragmatic leadership qualities.

“The education sector is very vital to our economy as there is the breeding ground where our doctors, lawyers even future governors are groomed and nurtured. If we are faced with recession again, subventions to schools and maintenance of our schools will be reduced,” he said.