The Commissioner for Education,Prof Chuma Udeh has called on the Zonal Directors of Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board, (ASUBEB) to understand the power they weld by virtue of their position at the zonal level. The Commissioner made this call while receiving the Zonal Directors in her office, Ministry of Education Jerome Udorji Secretariat Complex, Awka.
Addressing the Directors, Madam Commissioner enjoined them to use it positively for the good of the state as they represent Mr Governor at the Zonal Level.
According to Prof. Chuma Udeh, Anambra is divided into zone, politically and other wise, so the power you are welding is more than you realize because you are representing Mr Governor at the zonal level.” She enjoined the Directors that just as people are elected into office as senators,that’s how they are at the zonal level representing the state in the most important and silent sector of education.
She further stated, a Zonal Director holds part of Anambra in her hands and such power should be use to effectively implement educational policies in their zones, ensuring that schools under them run with the vision of Mr Governor for umu-akwukwo Anambra state.
This is because zonal directors have the power to either positively or negatively influence decisions in the sector,she added.
Earlier,Mrs Mgbenwelu Patricia, Nnewi Zonal Director, ASUBEB called on the Commissioner to use her good office to ensure that information flows to designated personnel to enable them effectively discharge their duties as needed. Mrs Mgbenwelu assured Madam Commissioner that they are ready to run with vision of the present administration for education in the state.
Obiageli Nwankwo, Info officer, MOE