The Executive Chairman, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has called on the Delta state government to as a matter of urgency upgrade the Kokodiagbene Secondary School with infrastructural facilities in other to meet the educational standard of the riverine communities.
Mulade said, the school as the only secondary school with boarding facilities in the riverine communities in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state needs a Concrete Jetty to enable the over 500 students leave decently, adding that brick fence should be erected round the school for security purposes and potable drinkable water should be provided for the students.
Mulade stated this during commissioning of examination hall and laboratory block for Kokodiagbene secondary school, said the projects executed by EGCDF were signs of commitment to the good people of Chevron host communities with the aim of raising quality education in Egbema and Gbaramatu Kingdoms.
He posited that it was very obvious that the Foundation was committed to seeing every child regardless of his or her background to achieve their full potential, adding “as members of Kokodiagbene community we wish to assure the executive and members of EGCDF as well as our respected guests that we are prepared to support any practical step taken to improve the standard of life in our community”.
Mulade, who is also the chairman of chairmen of Gbaramatu communities, explained that in Kokodiagbene, they placed high premium on education, saying that the United Nations Universal declaration of the right to education is as pertinent to them as its anywhere else. “That is why when EGCDF in collaboration with its core partner, Chevron Nigeria Limited, deemed it necessary to expand facilities at the Kokodiagbene Model Secondary School. Our joy knew no bound, as these facilities are being commission, we wish to raise a hearty of welcome big and warm enough to hold you all,” he said.
Upgrade Kokodiagbene School, Mulade urges Delta Govt