The State Executive Council Meeting of the Akwa Ibom State Government was held on Wednesday, 26th November, 2020 and was chaired by His Excellency the Governor, with HE the Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government, Chief Of Staff, Head of the Civil Service, Honourable Commissioners and Special Advisers in attendance.
The meeting was a special call to discuss the state of education in the state. The Governor as Chairman-in-Council directed the commencement of processes for the employment of 1000 teachers. Additionally, he directed that the 2019 promotion results for teachers be released immediately. The Council also directed that SUBEB must complete the intervention in all the 159 schools by the first quarter of 2021.
During the meeting, A 10 year report titled Akwa Ibom State Education Roadmap (AKSER) presented by the Chairman of the Education Think Tank, Prof. Hilary Inyang. This report contained explicit situation analysis, comprehensive needs assessment and strategic action plan. This report accommodated all the levels of education and took cognizance of current and projected demographics.
Furthermore, the status report of the Akwa Ibom State University was presented by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nse Essien. He gave a comprehensive report of the challenges, prospects and Programmes of the university.
The Report of the state of Secondary Education was presented by the Chairman State Secondary Education Board, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ekaette Ebong Okon. She extensively reported on the current situation of infrastructure, personnel and curriculum of secondary schools.
The state of primary education report was presented by the Permanent Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Mr. Ezekiel Umoh. The report focused on the current state of interventions ongoing in 159 schools across the state.