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My Vision on Education

My Vision for education in Akwa Ibom State is that of a State with functional, qualitative education which will serve as the catalyst for development, job creation, poverty alleviation and as a foundation for our envisaged science and technology and industrial revolution.

To achieve the desired functionality and quality in our educational system, this sector which is the main determinant of our collective future must be totally re-organized. Our strategy for this aspect will be the production of quality teachers, expansion of our education infrastructure and increased funding.

To reorganize and re-position our educational sector, we will embark on the following:

Gov Akpabio, Don King and Leo Stan Ekeh inspecting the Chief Akpabio Digital Centre in Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic All over the state, school building are rehabilitated and new ones constructed to beef up the free and compulsory education policy Model of Akwa Ibom state digital library under construction. When completed this will be the first e-library in the country
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Aug, 9 2010: Restoring the Dignity of Akwa Ibom Earns Gov. Akpabio Honor in UNN...more
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Education Projects

  • Free and compulsory education for primary and secondary schools
  • Targeted education
  • State-of-the-art digital library
  • Accreditation of courses at our higher institutions
  • Schorlarships to study abroad
  • Provision of digital center in AKS Polytechnic Ikot Osurua
  • Renovation of at least 1 primary school and 1 secondary school in every local government
The state government intensified efforts at revamping the educational sector by rehabilitating dilapidated schools and boosting the morale of teachers. Akpabio introduced a free education policy for the first nine years in public schools and he has made the Akwa Ibom state University of Technology his priority educational project. Its new management team is working towards getting the nod of the National Universities Commission (NUC), and academic and other activities are set to commence in the institution before September.

Determined to provide affordable and qualitative education to its citizens, Akpabio has also charged the commissioner for education and all agencies involved in education management in the state to map out workable solutions to checkmate the level of decay in the public educational sector. In fact, the state government has concentrated more on revamping the educational sector by rehabilitating dilapidated schools and boosting the morale of teachers.

Rehabilitating dilapidated schools, boosting the morale of teachers which was at its ebb before now. Also, the Akpabio administration, in an attempt to ensure that children in the state enjoy their right to education, has introduced a free education policy for the first 9 years in public schools.

The Akwa Ibom State University of Technology is a priority educational project of the Akpabio’s administration. Conscious of the dearth of professionals of Akwa Ibom origin in this field, the previous administration conceived the institution to meet this need. However poor management and implementation remained the albatross of this noble idea and as at the terminal date of the previous administration, nothing tangible was on ground to show for the funds committed into the project.

The Akpabio administration, desirous of helping improve the academic standard in the state, has partnered with the management of federal government owned University of Uyo to recover the courses delisted during the last visit of the NUC accreditation panel to the institution. Apart from that, the state government has rehabilitated roads in the university and governor Akpabio has assured the University of his Administration’s support in other areas.
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Govt. School, Ikot Ikpene, Oruk Anam LGA Commissioning of Model Secondary School, Ikono
One of the existing traditional libraries in the state that have been remodeled and restocked with the latest books, journals, and reference materials
Governor Akpabio commissioning Model Secondary School, Ikono. The governor is determined to place at least one model secondary school complete with boarding facilities in every local government
With free and compulsory education for primary and secondary schools covering  tuition fees, books, PTAs, all charges, NECO examination fees and lots more a greater number of Akwa Ibom children would not miss the opportunity of being educated
Gov. Godswill Akpabio receiving an award as the best Governor in Education by the president of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Mr. Olalekan Smart Edward in Uyo
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