APP’s Mascot Kalu
Vows To Be Accessible, Invest In Education
*Accuses CBN of misapplication of monetary policy
By Charity Uwakwe
Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu, the Governorship Candidate of Action People’s Party, APP, has reiterated that his administration would invest greatly in the educational sector of the State, when elected as a Governor.
The governorship hopeful vowed that his government would in line with the past administration of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, ensure that Abia children receive quality education, while ensuring that the teachers undergo training and retraining sessions intermittently.
Mascot pledged to organize training and retraining sessions for Abia teachers to enable them attain the modern teaching and learning standard of the global world.
The prospective Governor of the State made this pledge during a live interview with Rapid FM, Umuahia, Tuesday, insisting that Abia children deserve the best quality education to enable them compete efficiently with others both nationally and globally.
“We’ll follow some of the footsteps of the past administration of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu in the area of education, when he served as a Governor in the State. But, the key thing we’ll do is to train and retrain teachers.
Teachers training is paramount. We have teachers who do not know how to use tablets so if they don’t have that knowledge, how can they teach our children.
“Back then in OUK’s administration, those things were not there, so we are going to bring our teachers up to the level of modern teachers whereby students can also learn how to do online schooling. Because those are the things you will see in the global world.
Continuing, he said: “We have online universities and learning so if all these things are taught in our secondary and primary schools, it will be a seamless move when you are going into the high institution and have to take an online class because you are already used to it. So, our teachers will be trained to come to.”
Furthermore, the people oriented candidate who decried the general consensus about the over protection of the position of a Governor, vowed to remain accessible and close to the people.
He promised to intermittently meet with the people in order to ascertain their basic needs and at the same time, figure out measures through which solutions could be proffered.
“I shall be accessible to the people and make out time always to visit business areas and hang out; have an opportunity to interact with the people.
“Talking about governorship is so protected that they don’t have the opportunity of hearing from the people as to what is going on with them.”
development, Mascot expressed acrimony over the extant hardship Nigerians are battling with, as instigated by the Federal Government’s naira redesign policy, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, under the leadership of Prof. Godwin Emefiele.
The Economist who also doubles as a Financial Analyst, blamed Emefiele for interfering with the core role of the Economic Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, thereby trying to fight crime using monetary policy.
Hear him: “As a CBN Governor, you cannot combine your job with the job of EFCC person, because when you do that, by using monetary policy to fight crime, you are destroying your monetary policy”, he said.