The Civil Liberties Organisation, Akwa Ibom State chapter has called on Governor Udom Emmanuel, to declare a state of emergency in the Education sector of the state.
The Chairman of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while briefing newsmen as part of activities to mark the World Teachers Day with the theme "Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession."
He said the need became necessary to arrest gross infrastructural decay and insecurity in public schools in the state.
Isong faulted the content of the education submit organised by the state government recently, describing it as "urbanised" and not intended to capture the deep crisis rocking the sector in the state.
He said "It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom State are dilapidated, insecure and are left to the fate of the communities without government attention.
"All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector in order to build more classrooms blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure like science equipment, libraries, laboratories as well as review the education curriculum to guarantee a better and secured future for children in Akwa Ibom State" .