By Jon Egie

Governor Uduaghan has been commended over his efforts to renovate primary school buildings across the state.
Head teacher of Oharisi Model Primary School 111, Mrs. Beatrice Agberia gave the commendation during the occasion of graduation ceremony of pupils of the school held on Friday, June 29 at the school premises.

Mrs Beatrice Agberia

Mrs Beatrice Agberia

“I want to use this medium to appreciate our amiable governor, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan for the choice of Oharisi Model Primary Schools for renovation. In the last graduation ceremony we did cry of dilapidated building posing as death traps for pupils. He heard our cry and today, the entire school is under renovation”.

The commendation was contained in her welcome address in which she also said the organization of a graduation ceremony in a school offers great opportunities for pupils to showcase their talents, give government the opportunity to confirm that the standard of education being set is attained.

According to her, the occasion provides opportunity for parents to watch live, what their pupils are doing in the school and for some who have not visited the school; it is a golden opportunity to interact with the school.

“The teachers and pupils also benefit in the sense that what they have taught have been brought to the public with success” she under scored and appealed to other head teachers to embrace the innovation.

Mrs Agberia expressed appreciation to the hardworking and dedicated staff of the school whose efforts, she boasted, record over 80 percent of the school pupils who can read effectively, primary one inclusive.

“The pupils in Oharisi Model Primary School 111, no longer wait for a seamstress before mending their torn uniforms, the Home Economics teachers have taken care of all that, they can bake and cook, produce materials on Art and Craft; the Physical Education teachers are making all pupils physically fit for academics.”

Also speaking during the occasion, Dr Kenneth Egwero, former Head of School Services, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Asaba noted that his observation of the performance of the pupils of the school indicate that hard work will always excel.

“As an Assessor, today I say, Oharisi Model Primary Schools have performed well and I enjoin others to emulate them. I am satisfied with the proven pupil-teacher relationship as demonstrated in the drama pieces presented.
The occasion marked the last official assignment of Dr Kenneth Egwero after putting in 35 years of meritorious service before retiring.

Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of drama pieces in which mock news were read in English and Urhobo Language by pupils of the school.

Prices were also presented to the best pupils in attendance, academics and to teachers for hard work and regularity to school as well as dedication to duty.