By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoaâ€”Wife of the lawmaker representing Nembe constituency IÂ in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mrs. Amalate Obuebite, has charged pupils and students to desist from examination malpractices in order to safeguard their future.
Obuebite gave the charge during the distribution of educational relief materials, including school uniforms and books, to 29 primary and seven secondary schools in Nembe Constituency 1, Nembe local government area of the state.
She said the educational materials distributed were in fulfilment of her promise to students in the constituency.
She said: â€œI am very passionate about the education of a child because I also benefitted from sound education. So now that I have the opportunity, I want to impact on my community.â€
She explained that Amalata Educational Foundation was established to inculcate in the students sound moral conduct, reading habits and promote healthy competition, which are building blocks for achieving academic excellence, in view of peer group influences and other environmental factors that militate against the performance of students in academics.
Obuebite thanked her husband, Jonathan, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Education and the NDDC for their understanding and love in sponsoring the foundation.
She recalled with emphasis that it was with this spirit that the lawmaker registered 200 students in his constituency for the WAEC, NECO and JAMB examinations during the 2007/2008 academic sessions at Community Comprehensive Secondary Schools Ogoloma and Igbeta-Ewoama both in Nembe.
She expressed delight that the students came out in flying in the examination, adding that â€œto a large extent, the programmes of the foundation were being achieved, especially as more people were seeking assistance of the foundation.
In one of the responses shortly after taking delivery of the items, Principal of Nembe National Grammar School (NNGS), Mr. Mondibo Obebi, thanked Mrs. Obuebite for her efforts in improving the level of education in the area.
Mr. Obebi appealed to her to assist in building a library for the school and also equip the computer centre with facilities to boost teaching and learning.