The 10th of March, 2021, was the opening ceremony of the School of Basic Education’s, very first seminar, since its creation, in 2017.
The host was the Dean of School, Dr. Victor Omoraka, who was also the Lead paper presenter. The title of the lead paper is ‘Renewing the Drive for Quality Basic Education Delivery in Nigeria’. The chairman organising Committee was Dr. Nick Ezele.
The Keynote address was delivered by the Provost, Prof. (Mrs.) Mary Olire Edema, who was represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr. (Mrs.) Fidelia Chukwudumebi Ighrakpata. In the address, she applauded the Dean and members of the School, for the initiative. She stated that the Universal Basic Education Programme is a world educational reform initiative, conceived and mandated by relevant international Conferences and Agencies. She mentioned that the Colleges of Education are stakeholders in the implementation of the Universal Basic Education reform agenda, hence it was important that the seminar be taken seriously. Furthermore, she said she hoped that a journal publication will emanate from the collection of articles that will be presented in the course of the seminar.
Others present at opening were the College Registrar, Mrs. Christine Aluyi; Dean of General Education, Dr. Ese Elizabeth Asamaigo; DR Deputy Provost office, Mr. Bawo Jones, Lecturers & Students from the school of Basic Education and other invitees.
Kudos to the Dean and members of the organising committee for a successful outing.