It was all smiles for teachers, students and the Osokwa community, Osisioma-Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State as they trooped out to witness the handing over of an ultra-modern school block built by the management of Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc, Aba.
The work, which was done through the Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiewerei Education Trust Fund, was held at the Osokwa Secondary School field.
The building has six classrooms with tables and chairs, a library with work stations, books and conveniences for each class rooms.
The NB Managing Director Mr Nicholas Vervelde, described the choice of Osokwa community as part of the company’s contribution in assisting the Abia State government to boost teaching and learning, especially at the grassroots.
Vervelde, represented by Kufre Ekanem, NB’s Corporate Affairs Adviser Lagos, said The Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiewerei Education Trust Fund is an education intervention fund set aside to assist their host communities or states in their areas of needs.
He noted that the project has encouraged funding of education, research development and academic excellence since it took off in 1994.
He listed Eziama High School, National High School, Ahiaba High School, Ohuru Primary School and Constitution Crescent Primary School as some of the beneficiaries.
Ekanem said aside investing in the development and promotion of education in the country, the company has interest in job creation for graduates, improving the health and standard of living in the rural communities, and providing source of non-oil revenue to the governments. He urged students, teachers and the host community to maintain the facility.
Governor Theodore Orji, who was represented by his deputy, Sir Emeka Ananaba, thanked NB for complementing government’s efforts in providing qualitative education to all Abia students.
Osokwa Secondary School principal, Okechukwu Ahuruonye thanked NB PLC for such its large heart. Ahuruonye called on individuals and corporate organisations to come to the aid of the school as most of their structures are dilapidated.
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