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Rivers tackles education hiccups

By George Onah
Port Harcourt—Rivers State government has said its intervention in the education sector was a demonstration of its resolve to re-orientate misguided youths and secure the future of children in the state.

The state’s Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt yesterday, said the hiccups in the education sector had retarded Nigeria’s growth, explaining that the new primary schools being built across the state were fitted with state-of-the-art internet facilities.

Speaking at the 2010 Port Harcourt Leadership Conference with the theme Born to Reign, organized by Rivers State family of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ikuru said the deliberate resource materials and conducive environment were to enhance learning for the children.

Government, he said, was at the moment rehabilitating infrastructure and building institutions that would take the state to the next level, praising the guest speaker at the event, Dr Myles Munroe, for accepting to impart his wisdom and teachings on the lives of the people of the state.

Ikuru called on the participants to seek out roles that would positively impact the society, and urged them to discover their potentials and provide the needed leadership wherever they found themselves.

In his message, Understanding the Nature of True Leadership – Retooling our Philosophy, Dr Munroe decried the underdevelopment of the African continent, attributing it to lack of true leaders.

He said attitude was the key to true leadership, adding that  “our belief system creates our attitude.”

He emphasized that leadership was 20 percent skill and 80 percent attitude, pointing out that “change happens when our belief system changes.”


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