“The vision of empowered, well equipped and happy teachers in Enugu” – A Statement by Frank Nweke Jr, Gubernatorial Candidate, APGA, on World Teachers Day, 2022.
October 5, 2022
On this Teachers day, I recognise and praise your noble efforts as you give your lives to shape our children for the future.
I celebrate your passion for your work in spite of the tough conditions under which you work.
For those in the primary schools, your strike actions have been clear evidence of how bad things have gotten under the PDP led administration.
I am also aware of the unnecessary dichotomy created between our teachers in the primary and secondary schools; an attempt, in my opinion, aimed at destroying the foundation of our education system.
We must change the story.
I will take this opportunity to highlight the vision I have for our educators in Enugu State.
My dream is to raise the status of teachers and attract high achievers and new graduates to the profession.
I envision a future where educators and the government will sit at a table to draw policies that address real pain points and are effectively implemented to solve the problems.
I envision a future where teachers are properly and duly rewarded for their hard work; where active and retired teachers alike are promptly paid.
I envision a future where our teachers have access to regular training and are exposed to new teaching methods as they are introduced. There will be improved access to technology and innovative solutions for the challenges faced in the classrooms.
Our Schools will become some of the most conducive places to learn, giving teachers the advantage that they need to train our children.
These and more form a robust development plan for our education system in Enugu State.
With the political will and my government’s dedication to do what is best for our people, our vision of empowered, well equipped and happy teachers will become a reality.
We can make this happen by choosing the right leaders with vision and compassion.
Kunie! Ka anyi dozie Enugu.
My name is Frank Nweke Jr
All Progressives Grand Alliance
Nkea Bu Nkea Anyi
Onye Aghana Nwanne Ya