By; VITALIS UGO, Calabar
The member representing Calabar/Odukpani Federal Constituency in Cross River , Rt. Hon. Eta Mbora, has donated fifty computer sets and a building block to his Alma mata, the West African’s People’s Institute (WAPI) as it celebrates it’s 80 years of existence.
Mbora who was physically present at the ceremony said “the gesture “is in pursuit of excellence for this great school as well as to improve on the Information Communications Technology (ICT) knowledge of students and teachers towards preparing them for the global digitised challenges in the ever-growing creative and knowledge base economy”.
Beyond this, he said, “our great school will be recognised too as a centre of Excellence for learning and improvement in experiences in high-tech learning for both teachers and students “.
He is currently constructing a multi million Naira building block to house the students/teachers for the great experience in computer base knowledge.
Mbora excited at the 80 year celebration used the opportunity to call on every old student of this great citadel of learning to put all hands on deck to provide assistance and support for the improvement of physical structures of the school”.
Said he “as old students, we must continue to identify areas of need where we should collectively and individually give support especially in the improvement of infrastructures where learning can be enhanced”.
Mbora declared “the continuous existence of the school, more than ever before, is critical for the growth and development of Calabar in particular and Cross River state in general”.
He said “our children who are enrolled here must b3 given quality training and this can only be achievable with improved facilities in the school”.
According to him ” I am personally delighted to see a horde of personalities here today who are products of this great school and I believe that this celebration will be a big leap and firm stepping-stone for a unifying factor towards achieving greater milestones for the school”.
He said though at 80, it is indeed a thing of joy to know that the vision of the founding fathers of this great school is still sustained and like every institution of learning , celebrating it’s height of achievements shows a clear sign of maturity and strength of existence.
Though, he said, “the nurturing stages of our Alma mater may not have been as easy task. As upheaval a task it may appear, the experiences and the learning which we have garnered either as students or administrators of the school is what we are celebrating today”.
Mbora expressed his sincere gratitude to the principal and management of the school for finding him worthy for recognition in the presentation of a prestigious award and the naming of the School Hall after him.
Many old students who were in attendance made several donations to boost the image of the school in the area of infrastructural development.
By; VITALIS UGO, Calabar