Education was one of the cardinal priorities of Governor Emmanuel Udom when he took over office in 2015

In the course of his seven years administration, several primary primary and secondary schools were built across the State 

So many dilapidated school buildings were also renovated and rehabilitated 

The aim of the Government according to the Governor is to give the pupils a conducive environment for optimal learning 

In the course of his administration, Akwa Ibom  recorded rising performance by candidates who took the West African Senior School Certificate Examination from 2019 to 2021.

The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet recently said that the percentage of candidates who passed with credits in 5 subjects or more, including -English Language and Mathematics rose from 58.55 to 68.05 and 78.90, for 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively, the figure for 2022 is still being compiled 

Report also showed that the total number of those who took the examination in the years under review as ,  51,771, 52,207 , 54,171 despite the effect of COVID-19 

In 2018 Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel commenced  augmenting tuition fees of Akwa Ibom indigent students of University of Uyo.

Indigent students were screened by showing proof of studentship and thereafter paid varying sums to pay their school fees.

The Tuition Intervention program is the first of its kind in Akwa  Ibom history as part of the Governor's commitment to ensure an educated citizenry.

The University of Uyo and other tertiary institutions in the state have recieved billions of Naira intervention funds to carry out its programmes and for infrastructural development 

The government in its quest to give students the best in their academic pursuance have recruited and trained hundreds of teachers in both primary and secondary schools 

In his effort at motivating their performances, Governor Udom Emmanuel has made the welfare of teachers in the State a high priority.

Akwa Ibom State teachers  are one of the highest paid teachers in the country 

Governor Udom Emmanuel is of the belief and has always advocated that a well educated society is a panacea to development 

The governor  during the activities marking the 35th anniversary of the creation of the State recently retrated his government's commitment and resolve to make the State one of the most education advantage State in Nigeria


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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