Anambra state Government has called on stakeholders to ensure uninterrupted education for children in flood affected areas across the state.
MD/CEO, Anambra ICT Agency, Chukwuemeka Agbata stated this during a meeting with the state’s United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focal person, Chiwetalu Okosi, in Awka yesterday, on vital discussion regarding possible areas of partnership that would be of interest to both stakeholders.
He said collaboration between the UNDP and Anambra state will open avenues for growth and development in various sectors, especially in the education sector, adding that the meeting reflects the kind of strategic partnership the agency is seeking in its quest to realize its mandate.
He said, “The meeting provided an opportunity to brainstorm on strategies that ensure educational services remain accessible to children living in Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in flood prone areas of the state.
“We need to find a way to ensure that the children can continue to go to school even while the flood is happening.
“They should not be forced to sit at home while their mates are in school. Ndi Anambra need to come together and help, ensure uninterrupted education for the affected children”.
Agbata disclosed further that their
discussions centered on how the UNDP, in keeping to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with Anambra State Government, could support with the implementation of the state’s ICT Policy developed by the Agency.
“The utilization of technology to address this issue was carefully considered, demonstrating Mr Governor’s commitment to the new order, through the activities of the Agency”, he added.
Recall that at the Anambra ICT Stakeholders’ Engagement Workshop held earlier this month, stakeholders made contributions as well as gave their buy-in into the policy.