A sociopolitical organisation in Akwa Ibom State, Network for Good Governance (NGG), has lauded the founder of Inoyo Toro Foundation, Mr. Udom Inoyo, for his various humanitarian services and support to human capacity development in Akwa Ibom State.

In a press release titled, “CONGRATULATING THE GRAND SUPPORTER OF HUMAN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT”and signed by its Director of Public Relations, Comrade Emmanuel Ekpo, the group described Mr Udom Inoyo as a symbol of hard work, honesty and excellence.

NGG further congratulated Udom Inoyo on the occasion of the 12th edition of Educational Support for Teachers and mentorship program for secondary school students in Akwa Ibom State held on Friday, 8th November, 2019 at Ibom Hotels and Golf Resorts, Uyo.

The press release read in part, “the Board of Trustees, executive and entire members of NETWORK FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE (NGG) hereby congratulate the founder of INOYO TORO FOUNDATION, Mr. Udom Inoyo, on the occasion of the 12th edition of Educational Support for Teachers and mentorship program for secondary school students in Akwa Ibom State held on Friday, 8th November, 2019 at Ibom Hotels and Golf Resorts, Uyo.

“Dear Inoyo, for over a decade, you have been a pillar in building a strong foundation for Akwa Ibom children educationally.

” You have consistently committed your resources, time and energy to support educational endeavors and build capacity of teachers in Akwa Ibom State public schools.

” We appreciate you and pray the Almighty God to bless and keep you for greater services in your State and beyond.”

In this year’s edition of Inoyo Toro Foundation event, a total of 24 subject teachers and one secondary school principal were handsomely rewarded.

The subjects for which teachers competed and winners were selected were English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and History.

In this category, each first prize winner carted home N250,000, with each second and third place winner returning with N150,000 and N100,000, respectively.

While the winner of the 2019 Principal’s Award category got N500,000, each winner in the Grand Mentor Teachers’ Award in Biology, Chemistry and Physics received N500,000.

The 2019 Principal’s Award went to Excel Iniunam of Mary Hanney Secondary School, Oron while the 2019 Grand Mentor Teachers’ Award for Biology went to Francis Ube of Secondary School, Etoi, Uyo, Gabriel Matthew Ukpabio of Lutheran Senior Science School, Ibakachi (Chemistry) and Ndifreke Udo of Community Secondary School, Ikot Abia Idem (Physics).

In the Subjects Award Category, Dick Efre, Idaresit Iniunam and Alphonsus Ebebe came first, second and third in English Languge;

Sampson Usoh, Uduak Udoaka and Ekemini Isok came first, second and third in Biology; Nseobong Udoh, Richard Akpan and Ephraim Inyangudo (Physics); Emmanuel Okon, Uduak Okon and Victor Antia (Chemistry); Glory Umanah, Ediomi Sandy and Samuel Asuquo (Economics); Ofonime Udo, Victoria Stephen and Martin Udum (History); while Sampson Udoh and Uduak Udoaka came second and third respectively in Mathematics.

Explaining the modalities, the Chairman of the Screening Committee, Dr. Enobong Joshua said, in order to strengthen the value of the award, the first, second and third prizes could only be achieved if contestants scored at least 70%, 60% and 50% respectively in the final results.

For the mentorship component of the programme, a total of 85 volunteers from all walks of life had, prior to the date of the event, adopted at least one of the over 200 public secondary schools in the State, with a view to contributing towards the development of the schools and the mentorship of the students there.

Through the Inoyo Toro Foundation, over the years, adopted schools have received lots of books, computer sets, infrastructure upgrades, career counsellings, physical mentorship sessions et al, from their mentors.

Another very crucial activity for the day was the mentorship session where the volunteer mentors spent out time to interact with the heads of their adopted schools together with the six students invited from each school.

Interactions touched on students’ careers, strengths, weaknesses, improvement opportunities, challenges and areas of required intervention in the school.

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