Abuja – The Akwa-Ibom State Government has distributed more than 4 000 textbooks and teaching aids to the six technical colleges in the region.
Officials said the distribution highlighted the administration's commitment to strengthening and boost technical education in the state.
Government Technical Colleges including Ewet, Abak, Ikot Akata, Ikot Oko Ika, Union Technical Colleges as well as Ikpa and Mainland Technical Colleges benefited from the donation which the State Technical Schools Board facilitated.
Presenting the materials, the Permanent Secretary State Secondary Schools Education Board, Dr Ekong Jimmy Effiong, explained that technical colleges were designed to produce skilled craftsmen to take care of technological needs in the society.
"The textbooks and the teaching aids would go a long way in exposing the students to technical areas."
He urged teachers to author books on technical fields saying that the lack of indigenous authors has led to lack of local material, names, items, and illustrations to boost students learning capacity.
While thanking the State Government for approving funds for the acquisition of the textbooks, he appealed to Principals of the colleges to preserve the materials.
The Director of Library and Schools Board Services, Justina Ita, who unveiled the textbooks said that the material cover wood technology, electronics, and electrical basic technology, welding engineering, and pipe setting literature among others.
- CAJ News