By Chibuzo Obidike
The Anambra state government has flagged off the “Solution Theatrical Course” in all secondary schools across the state.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo represented by Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh performed the flag off at Jerome Udorji State Secretariat in Awka.
The “Solution Theatrical Course” is a state government partnership with the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, Anambra state chapter targeted to replace the Maribor dramatic societies in schools.
It is designed to have a wider scope in preparing and educating the students on government policies and programmes as well as boost their opportunities in movie and content making industry in the future.
Before the flag off, Governor Soludo revealed that art is life and as such it will be a powerful tool to inculcate positive policies and programmes and as well drive their individual talents for alternative means of livelihood in future.
The Governor who described drama as a living literature, explained that the Solution Theatrical Course will be taken as clubs in private and public schools and expressed optimism that only theatre can express some certain ways of life while reflecting lessons which automatically changes ones narrative.
For the Chairman Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, Anambra state chapter, Evangelist Leo Ekwuzie the Solution Theatrical Club is a project aimed at harnessing and reshaping unique talents of students and youths with regular practical experience through theatre and assured that the course will reduce unemployment, increase public speaking skills among the children, encourage socialization, discourage indiscipline and other social vices and described Nollywood as an untapped industry.
Evangelist Ewuzie revealed that they have mapped out plans for a competition from the local government to the six educational zones in the state and to end up at the grand finale and asked for full participation in having fun on set.