Delta State Commissioner for Education (Basic and Secondary), Prof. Patrick Muoboghare has urged parents to encourage their children to read their books.
The Commissioner made the call at the weekend through the Chief Inspector of Education (C.I.E.) in Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Mr Austin Onochie while receiving 100 seats and desks donated by Ugiliamai Development Initiative (UDI) to be used by pupils of Asamala Primary School, Ugiliamai in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state.
According to Prof. Muoboghare, it was important for parents to encourage their children to read, assuring that government has put measures in place to ensure that teachers in primary and secondary schools in the state are not found wanting.
He commended the members of UDI for their initiative as such was to complement government efforts towards the provision of infrastructure to schools in the state.
Earlier, the coordinator of UDI, Chief George Okpala said the association which is made of eight indigenes of Ugiliamai community donated the chairs because of the need to for pupils of Asamala Primary School to have seats and desks.
He urged the Delta State government to fence the primary school to curb the menace of encroachment on the primary school land and ensure security and conducive learning environment for pupils of the school.
Chief Okpala also, used the occasion to appeal to the state government to renovate dilapidated blocks of classrooms and rebuild fallen ones in the school.