By Christian ABURIME
In an era marked by a growing public imperative for innovative leadership, Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, continues to be an exemplar of inspiration and excellence through his unwavering dedication to revolutionising the educational landscape.
With an illustrious background in academia before transitioning to public governance, Governor Soludo has always advocated passionately for a national commitment to fortifying public primary and secondary education – a policy cornerstone that he believes can help emancipate the “poorest of the poor” from the clutches of limited opportunities.
Governor Soludo’s fervour for bolstering public education is nowhere more evident than in his own Anambra State. In less than two years in office, he has instigated a series of transformative reforms that push Anambra State to the national frontline of educational excellence.
Notably, the state has fulfilled its Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) counterpart funding for three consecutive years, injecting vitality into the educational framework.
In a broader scope of his educational vision, one of Soludo’s remarkable achievements has also been the recruitment of an unprecedented 5,000 teachers earlier this year, breathing new life into public schools throughout the state. Furthermore, an additional 3,000 educators are on the cusp of joining their ranks, poised to further elevate the standard of education.
The teaching personnel expansion is soon to be complemented by an ambitious infrastructure upgrade project, aimed at enhancing the learning environment in government-owned schools.
As a fervent advocate of education as an agent of societal transformation, Governor Soludo has gone further to abolish levies and fees for students from primary to Junior Secondary School levels in public schools while reducing fees in Senior Secondary schools to an affordable minimum.
This progressive move not only underscores his commitment to inclusivity but also aims to position public education on par with private institutions in terms of unfettered access to quality without financial constraints.
The objective is clear: to provide quality education to the children of the underserved and shatter the shackles of generational disadvantage. Today, the impact of Soludo’s educational reforms is reverberating far beyond Anambra State’s borders.
Just lately, Prof. Tahir Mamman, the Minister of Education, lauded the governor for his substantial contributions to the sector, particularly with the UBEC counterpart funding.
The minister expressly extolled the governor for turning the tide of education in Anambra State, saying that the government is implementing the right transformative policies to ensure no child is left behind. He thus urged other states in Nigeria to adopt the exceptional Anambra education model, which stands as a veritable demonstration of the positive outcomes that can be achieved under a focused, intentional government.
In overall effect, Governor Soludo’s transformative vision keeps propelling Anambra State to the forefront of educational distinction in Nigeria. His leadership is a proof of the power of visionary governance, where promises qare not just rhetoric but tangible actions that uplift society.
In an age where education is the cornerstone of progress, Soludo stands as a national exemplar, shining the Light of the Nation toward a brighter, more equitable future.
No doubt, the Solution is working and Anambra State is winning!!!!