The only requirement for becoming ambassadors is to focus on your studies. – Akwa Ibom speaker urges school children(Photos)- By Divine Sam

Students have once again be challenged to sit up and possibly burn their candles at night if really they want to be addressed as ambassadors in the future.
The speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Mr Aniekan Bassey gave this charge during an excursion visit paid to him by the students and management team of Dominion International School Okon` Eket.
The visit to the statehouse which is part of their extracurricular activities of the College was an exciting one as the speaker welcomes the students and the management team, he expressed gratitude that the school out of all the institutions, made the house of assembly their priority to visit.
The assemblyman advised the students to take their academics seriously as it is the bedrock of every developed society.
Mr Bassey noted that reading was the only criteria to greatness, also wished them an interesting plenary session.
He called on parents and teachers to put all hands on the deck and equip their children for the future and described then as future leaders that will take the country to a better dimension.
Interestingly the students were escorted on a brief school session around the assembly complex by the chief protocol officer to the speaker Mr Ndiuwem Okuku, he showed them around the various committee rooms, Constituency offices, the hall of fame, the legislative chamber as well pictures of the speakers from 1992 to date.

chief protocol officer to the speaker Mr Ndiuwem Okuku,showed them around Assembly complex

He educates the students on the operational basics of the state house of Assembly, and let them know that the speaker becomes the 3rd ranking officer in the cadre of leadership in the state,” the speaker sees to the legislative business of the assembly irrespective of where he represents”.
Fielding questions from students on the duties of the chief whip of the assembly, Okuku said that the chief whip ensures the peace and order of the house during plenary, especially where critical motions and bills are deliberated upon by members, where there are dissenting views.
A group picture by the students and the Chief protocol

The assembly protocol officer advised students to see excursion as one of the ways leadership positions are assumed .
“It is where you get to know how things are done in the society, to become a leader, you must read beyond your school books, also learn the rudiments of business because it is the fulcrum of a viable economy.
Another picture in front of the assembly complex

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