By Emma Amaize
APPARENTLY demonstrating that all about him is not bloodshed, ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has established an educational charity, the Tompolo Foundation, to provide education for the less privileged students in Warri, Delta State.
The Director for Education, Tompolo Foundation, Brother Job Bebenimibo, said during a working visit to the education secretary, Warri South West local government area, Mr. Uyabribinde Godspower, that, as a pilot plan, arrangements have been concluded to supply teaching aids and learning materials to some selected public schools in the council area.
His words, “This is aimed at ensuring effective education for the disadvantaged pupils and students attending public schools in our society.
“The chairman of the Tompolo Foundation, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, is very committed to making the foundation of our educational system in the rural areas where the less privileged pupils and students are mostly found an enviable one”.
“ As a result, pupils in the affected public schools would be supplied with complete school uniforms, sport wears, textbooks, exercise books, school playground equipment (slide, seesaw, merry go round and swings) as well as teaching aids for the teachers to ensure effective teaching and learning process”.
Responding, the education secretary stated that the development was a welcomed one.
, “because it is in accordance with the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan administration’s desire to ensure effective education in the state”.