AWKA -ANAMBRA STATE- A public affairs analyst and Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), Soludo Solution Movement (SSM), Prince Dr. Obi Okechukwu has appealled to Anambrarians to give 100% Support to the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo on his quest to govern the state come 2021 while assuring them of soludo’s capability of revolutionizing the Education sector to outsmart the UN ESD and SDGs 4 towards World-class Education standards for Substainability, inclusiveness, lively habits to Science, students involvement in active process, good Standards of living, and human capital development.
Prince Dr. Obi Okechukwu made this disclosure in Awka, Anambra State Capital while fielding questions from some group of Journalists while Commending Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on his Administration’s present exploits in Education sector, while he used the medium to Sensitize Anambrarians on how Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo Will Promote World-class, quality education in Anambra within a short best possible time if he emerges as the Governor of the State come 2021.
The hospitality guru noted that Education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of economic development which raises People’s productivity and creativity through the promotion of entrepreneurship, technological Advancement, also that education plays crucial role in security, economy, social progress as well as income distribution.
Prince Dr. Obi Okechukwu defined Education as the process of giving or receiving systematic Instructions and enlightening experience, training and lifelong learning that prepare next generation leaders with knowledge, skills and mindsets to tackle complex global challenges, equipping students and graduates around the World with a deeper understanding and better deployed skills, and knowledge that help them develop a lifestyle, initiatives, mindset and roles models, empowers people to change the way they think and work towards a Sustainable future.
The tourism expert while appealing to Anambrarians to support Professor Charles Soludo of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA in Anambra State, stated that the Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Chukwuma is poised to promote quality education of World Class standards by ensuring holistic implementation of the factors of Development Education towards the achievement of UN ESD Education for Sustainable Development Education, launch consultation to measure progress for Sustainable Development in Education SDE, and Anambra Citizenship Education ACE in all the Communities of the State.
Prince Dr. Obi Okechukwu while stating that Anambrarians are blessed with immense mental gifts, endowed with the spirit of enterprise, hardwork and Intellectual dispositions Commended the Indigenes, Anambra science Students who recently came out first and second Positions in the entire country in the 2020 UTME, he added that Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo as a first class Economic Professor will ensure better Collaboration with education stakeholders globally to put Anambra in the best platform that will make the state Education sector as one of the best in the World to complement the efforts of this present Administration of Governor Willie Obiano that has ranked Anambra State Education sector number one by making the state proud as the best in Nigeria.
The astute Politician cum International Businessman stated that the approaches that Soludo will employ in governance, especially in Education sector in Anambra State would no doubt, outsmart the present records of some developed countries such as USA, Britain, Israel, Canada, Germany, France and others to ensure that Anambra State achieve 21st century developmental agenda and rapid technological advancement and economic prosperity in Anambra State.
Prince Dr Obi Okechukwu used the medium to highlight some of the approaches that will be employed by Professor Charles Soludo to achieve World-class progress in Education sector of the state, which included Amongst others: Ensure that learning goes beyond classroom, encourage wise use of energy, water, reduction of waste, promote actions that will enhance industrialization in Anambra Communities to reduce youths unemployment, also promote innovations amongst the Youths, make maximum use of available resources and reusable resources, reduce Environmental crises, equip the state Basic, secondary Schools, University, Higher Institutions, polytechnics, colleges of education and other notable Institutions with 21st Century, World-class sorphisticated educational facilities to meet the demands of UN SDGs 4.
Also Encourage research oriented schools, Entrepreneurship, technical and vocational education, science and technology, encourage college savings plan, expand access to high quality childhood education program, focus on recruiting, training and Supporting teachers, improve and expand school based early warning system, identify struggling by ensuring adequate data Information Systems for school diagnosis, embark on global partnership in Education, better educational planning, increased budgetary allocation, set up Anti-corruption agency in education sector.
Prince Dr. Obi Okechukwu noted further that Amongst other measures that Professor Charles Soludo will embark on education reforms, changing public education theory and Practice, evidence -based education guides, use of effective scientific methods, long term vision, substained leadership, application of universal standards, use of equity and support to the less-privileged through scholarships, high quality teachers and mentors, effective use of resources, and budgeting in the sector, students motivation and engagement, intelligent accountability, constant orientation to Students, graduates, citizens with alignment and coherence, improving teachers pay, teacher testing, re-introduce trade-school in higher Institutions and so many others.
In his words: ” Despite the neglet of Education in Nigeria, Anambra State remains the best in Nigeria. Professor Charles Soludo will as part of his agenda in Education sector make the state proud and place the sector in the global map as one of the best in the World. Education is the bedrock of National Development countries with functional educational system invariably have good Universities. They are research- oriented schools produce knowledgeable graduates, and are highly equipped with skills and qualitative education to contribute their quotas towards the Technological, Economic, Scientific Development of their domain”.
“Education For Sustainable Development ESD is meeting the needs of the citizens in Education sector by using existing resources without distorting the needs of both present and future generations. Sustainability via a wide concept, discipline, or strategy that can be applied in every aspect of life from daily life to Science, where students get involved in an active process. It is a holistic way different from the traditional way of doing things in order to enhance effectiveness and efficiency using instrument of a well informed agency in the Education sector”.
“Professor Charles Soludo will use World-class educational instruments that will promote acceptable and evidence-based decision making process of growing importance in both formal and informal Education system to empower people and change the way they think and work towards Sustainable future. It aims to improve access to quality education that is Sustainable at all levels and in all social contexts to transform Society by re-orieting education and help Anambra Students, graduates, Youths, Citizens towards Development knowledge and skills, values and behaviour, building peace in the minds of men and women, foundation inclusiveness needed for Sustainable Development as the exploitation of our natural resources is not enough for our survival”