Cross River State Governor, Mr Liyel Imoke Friday commissioned science, ICT laboratory and library blocks and a road network in the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Akpabuyo.
The projects were part of the state government’s aggressive policy to reposition education in the state.
The Nigerian Navy Secondary is one of the 66 secondary schools captured under the state government comprehensive renovation and reconstruction exercise across the state.
The laboratory houses Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and computer laboratories , while the road network is meant to address the hardship students, staff encountered within the school during rainy seasons.
The Governor, who was received by the Commandant of the school, Navy Commander Eleazu Uriri Regina Rex, after inspecting a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the students in naval uniform, said emphasis should not be placed so much on the physical structures but its content because of its impact on human capacity development.
He commended staff and students of the school for its academic excellence in national examinations which he described as impressive based on its quality, adding that ”Education is basic and nothing can be compared to it because it prepares you for the future.”
The commandant of the school, Navy Commander Regina Rex, commended the state government for extending its development programme to the school despite the fact that it was a federal institution. She said the provision of the facilities would go a long way in contributing to the academic excellence which the school was noted for nationally.