Driven by a vision to revolutionise educational system in communities across the nation, an indigenous supermarket, Prince Ebeano, has commissioned eight blocks of classrooms along with a skill acquisition centre at a secondary school in Agbor, Delta State, recently.
The school, St. Columba’s Grammar School, is one of the three schools built, designed and donated by Ebeano Supermarket since its establishment in 2009. The school students now have access to eight blocks of classrooms, which consist of fully equipped physics, chemistry and biology labs, a solar powered ICT centre, staff rooms and a skill acquisition centre.
Some guests in attendance included the representative from Prince Ebeano Supermarket, Chidi Kossi; chairman, Ika South Lga/representative of the Delta State governor, Sunday Tataobuzogwu; chairman, Education
Commission Catholic Diocese of Issele-uku, Reverend Father Anthony Banye; president, Old Boys Association, Gbenoba S.O.A; first senior prefect, St. Columba’s Grammar School, Barth Ibegbulem, and principal, St. Columba’s Grammar School, Reverend Father Joseph Ugboh.
Commenting on the feat, co-founder of Prince Ebeano Supermarket, Sunday Egede, said, “We are excited to officially commission our third school in the city of Agbor. This is a timely development for the community as it will allow for a more personalised classroom experience for the students in the community at a very affordable rate. We believe that this will help initiate a decline in the number of out-of-school children in the country.”
Co-founder, David Ojei, also said, “Education is the groundwork for economic and social progress. As such, the private sector should complement government efforts to improve education at all levels.”