In furtherance of the continuity policy and the rebuilding process in the education sector in Anambra state, Governor Willie Obiano has taken practical steps to complete the renovation and rebuilding of about 1,300 primary school classroom blocks by next one year.
Obiano has already embarked on completing the renovation and rebuilding of 520 primary school classroom blocks in the first phase arrangement to upgrade school infrastructures across the state. In the same vein, the governor directed the rehabilitation of secondary schools and granted free education to the physically challenged up to secondary schools.
Obiano announced this while inspecting ongoing building projects at Ezi-Awka Community Primary School, Awka on Friday. The governor pointed out that, after the first phase, the next phase of the project would cover the remaining classroom blocks to bring the total number to 1,300. He explained that in addition to rebuilding the school blocks, the state government was also upgrading other school infrastructure and providing instructional materials.
“My administration is committed to promoting the welfare of pupils, students and teachers, in this regard I want to reassure you that teachers’ salary would be increased immediately the state’s internally-generated revenue improves.”
The governor also enjoined students of Ezi-Awka Community Secondary School, Awka, to study hard to attain their full potentials, stressing that education is a strong enabler of his development policies.
In their separate remarks, two students, Blessing Omori and Tochukwu Nwayotalu appealed for government’s intervention on erosion threatening the school as well as provide source of regular water supply to the school.
At UNICEF Experimental Primary School, Ufuma, governor Obiano directed ASUBEB to provide source of regularly water supply to primary schools to enhance hygiene and sanitation. The governor who expressed satisfaction with the quality of work on the projects said functional primary school education is fundamental in nurturing and molding children.
Meanwhile, Obiano has said that the state government would soon commence another phase of intervention in rebuilding dilapidated secondary school structures across the State. Governor Obiano stated this while inspecting building projects in some secondary schools to ascertain how the funds released by his predecessor for school projects were judiciously utilized. He said that his administration targets at rebuilding and renovating remaining collapsed buildings in secondary schools to provide conducive learning environment for students.
Obiano also visited Girls High School, Agulu; Community Secondary School, Oko and Basden Memorial Special School, Isulo, Orumba South Local Government Area.
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