The Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Auwal Zubairu Gambo, has applauded the tremendous and remarkable contributions of the Naval Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA) to boosting the efforts of the Nigerian Navy to expand access to affordable and qualitative education for children of personnel in the barracks as well as civil population outside the barracks.
Admiral Gambo lauded the NOWA during commissioning ceremony of newly built hostel accommodation and school hall at the Naval Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA) Secondary School, Calabar.
Gambo who was represented by the Fleet Commander, Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Perry Onwuzulike, said the hostel accommodation would help in the facilitation of academic activities in the school.
He added that parents and other stakeholders in the educational sector will always be welcomed to contribute to the development of Naval Education and its intellectual endowments across the country.
Advising students of the school to study hard, so as to graduate from the school in flying colours, Onwuzilike said, “With the hostel accommodation, students of the school are to redouble their effort so that they will graduate in flying colours.”
He also assured parents and guardians of adequate security for students and pupils using the Nigerian Navy educational facilities across the country.
On her part, the immediate past National President NOWA, Barrister Theresa Ibas said “As mothers, who are so concerned about their children growing up to become truly useful citizens of this nation, the NOWA came up with the initiative of building a school that is nearby to the barracks, perhaps because they do not want complaints from their children of saying that the school they are attending is too far from the barracks.”
The Chairman of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Mr. Clement Umina, while appreciating the effort of NOWA, said the hostel accommodation and the school hall, will address some of the welfare challenges their children face in the school.