A Civil Society Organisation, Development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) in partnership with Open Society foundations has given a grant of N385,000 to the Government Technical College, Abak, Akwa Ibom State.
The grant, according to the CSO was aimed at supporting technical schools across Nigeria to prepare exit students for NABTEB examinations, which would commence on Monday 21st September 2020.
The coordinator of dRPC, Dr. Judith-Ann Walker, represented by the chairman of Akwamfon Sustainable Community Association, Idem Udoekong had during the award presentation held at the college over the weekend, said the Government Technical School was the only school in the state that applied for the grant.
Dr. Walker said the grant was part of effort to complement and support the initiatives and vision of the State government in technical education, adding that the funds would enable schools to procure COVID-19 PPE for students, convene extra lessons, buy textbooks and past question papers and other materials.
The Coordinator who expressed hope that the gesture would improve students’ performance in the 2020 NABTEB examinations despite the challenges of Covid-19 noted that Akwamfon Community Association would be on ground to mentor and supervise the college to prepare its students for the exams.
According to him “The Future Workers Program is an education sector response by Civil Society Organisations to support technical schools across Nigeria to prepare exiting students for NABTEB examinations scheduled to start on 21st September.