Cross River girls’ school receives computer sets, generators


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By Akpan David, Calabar

Edgerly Memorial Girls Secondary School Calabar has yet received 10 computer sets out of 50 and an electricity generating set from Teacher Essien Ita Itam Education Trust Fund.

The remaining 40 sets are to be supplied next year with all accessories.

The intention is to make the old school a reference point and JAMB examination centre.

Principal of the school, Mrs Iquo Oboko Oke commended the donors and said the computers would tremendously impact her students and teachers during this technological age.

In her address, she listed that the school created three houses after Mrs Ekpenyong Ita and two other women, namely Elizabeth Ayade and Uzodinma Ekong that personally affected the school in many ways.

Former director general of Department of State Services (DSS), Ekpenyong Ita made the donation on behalf of his late wife which the school named a block of classrooms after following her personal efforts that impacted the school.

He said the donation was to appreciate the school for the honour done his late wife.

According to him, the Foundation was founded by the late wife in memory of Ekpenyong’s late father who was a primary school teacher.

He said: “So far, the Foundation has given scholarships to 400 indigent students in the Cross River southern senatorial District.

“In 2014, she registered Foundation named after my late father. The Foundation offers 50 scholarships to indigent students. Some students from Edgerly have been beneficiaries of this modest contribution. To date about 400 students have benefited from the scholarship.”

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