Saturday, 21 March 2015

Group honors best science students in Imo State



By News48hrs.com

In a bid to promote academic excellence and encourage readership in Imo State, the Senior Secondary School for Science Etiti Old Students Association, also known as S4 has awarded best students in science subjects.

Speaking during the National Prize award ceremony that took place at Links Hotel Owerri, the National President of S4, Dr. Jude Ohanele posited that the best science students that cut across Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology are of National Examination Council (NECO), adding that the teachers and the principals who were commended should keep it up as according to him, it takes a good teacher to produce the best student.

The students were; Umezuoke Angela Chinecherem (Mathematic, from Logos Girls International Sec. School, Awo Omamma), Igwe Ozioma Peace (Biology, from Alvana Model Sec. Sch. Owerri), Echefu Kelechi Obinna (Chemistry, from Alvana Model Sec. Sch.) and Ogbonnaya Theresa Amarachi (Physics, First Century Gospel Comp Sec. Sch, Ikeduru).

Ohanele hinted that the essence of the award/appreciation was to spur students to read harder, stressing that the students who made it were not from the so called miracle centers. He called on the government to provide the needed policies, facilities and personnel necessary to strengthen public and private schools in the state, while urging the state government to actively improve science education which he said is the foundation of development.

He called for the re-establishment of the former Imo State Senior Secondary School for Science, insisting there is today knowledge economy which is achievable through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and that for the state to key into the world of technology, it has to improve and re-establish the science schools, and have more students going into science to build the economy. He asserted that when technology is put in place, human tricks will disappear.

Ohanele revealed that S4 will continue to encourage students who do well in science subjects, adding that students should pride themselves in how much subjects they can pass, how much books they have read than how much movie/music they have watched, remarking that they should remain committed and not allow the indolent ones to distract, but to be focus and take success to the zenith. He called on the parents to help in building good careers for their children who are the future leaders. He said that the event will be a yearly one as their own contribution to healthy academic society.

In their contributions, the commissioner for primary, secondary and adult education of Imo State, and the Zonal Coordinator of NECO, Mrs. Mma Nzeribe-Michaels and Mike Okei respectively who extolled S4 for the ideal of upliftment of science in the state, charged them to sustain the spirit so that the state can excel in technology, adding that NECO is widely accepted even overseas. The commissioner was represented by Mrs. Amaechi Ozurumba.

The students promised to keep the flag flying and never to let S4 down, while thanking the association for the recognition, adding that they will be spurred by the gesture.

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