The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday commended the authorities of Mother of Perpertua Juniorate, Asaba, Delta, for including voter education in its syllabus.
The Administrative Secretary of INEC in the state, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony, gave the commendation when she played host to the management of the school in Asaba.
Oriaran-Anthony said she was delighted when students showed interest in democracy, adding that such a development gave assurances of political advancement in the country.
She said INEC was working hard to ensure conduct of credible election in the country and would need the support of all stakeholders.
The administrative secretary noted that INEC as a body established by the Federal Government derived its powers from the constitution.
She urged the students to utilize the opportunity offered by the new subject and be impacted with the right values.
She conferred on the school, an honorary award of “Voter Education Ambassador,” noting that the school was the first in the state to come up with such a brilliant idea.
Responding, Mrs Grace Dunkwu, a teacher in the school, thanked the commission for the honour bestowed on it.
Dunkwu said that the purpose of the visit was to seek cooperation from the commission in teaching the subject.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of teaching and learning materials to the school by the commission.