By Martins Inyangetoh
Akwa Ibom State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Comrade Ini Ememobong, has charged students of the Ibiono Community High School (ICHS), Edem Urua, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, to be committed and dedicated to their academic pursuit as the pride of Ibiono Ibom.
Comrade Ememobong, who gave the charge on Wednesday when he visited the school to present a grass cutting machine, commended the relentless effort of the Principal of the school and parents, appealing to the students to hold on to God for a bright future.
The State PDP Publicity Secretary further promised to donate Uniforms to all the students at the beginning of the next school session, 10 customized Exercise Books to each student by the beginning of next term and a banquet with the first three students with best results in the next examination.
“By the beginning of next academic session, we will make you all have a new uniform, then before you come back for third term, every student will receive from me 10 80-Leave Exercise Books. The first three students with best result in each class and all the teachers will be treated to a banquet with great sons and daughters of Ibiono Ibom. We will celebrate together and at the end of it all, we will give the students gifts,” he maintained.
Comrade Ememobong, who was hailed by the students as “Ete Iberedem Ndito Ufok Nwed,” used the visit to charge the current SS3 students to shun examination malpractice but pray and study hard as they remain the pride of the school, adding “It is better you don’t know and the world will know that you don’t know and will oblige to teach you than to claim that you know when you don’t know but end up as failure. So we have to talk more to you (SS3 students) because this is the time for you to pray and study hard for success in the forthcoming examinations. We will help you to achieve that by bringing in additional teachers to come and complement the efforts of your teachers.”
Responding on behalf of the students, the School Senior Prefect, Mr. Saviour Inemesit Inen, gave thanks to God for making the day a reality and for using Comrade Ini Ememobong to change the story of the school, stressing that they were very appreciative of his kind gesture.
The students also prayed for abundance for the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP.