Imo To Pay School Children, Equip Public Schools With Modern Tools
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, (THEWILL) – The Imo state government has flagged-off the payment of stipend to school children as well as distribution of school materials to public schools in the state.
A statement from the government said, while flagging- off the programme at Owerri City School, the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said the exercise is aimed at encouraging school children in their studies and further create conducive environment for learning.
The governor who was represented by his wife, Mrs. Nneoma Nkechinyere Okorocha, said secondary schools students will receive N500 while their counterpart in primary schools receive N300 every term.
"I am here to flag-off the payment of your stipend. Of course, you know that the governor loves you so much with much interest in your education and future. His watchword to students is hard work", the governor's wife told the students
She further described education as a vital instrument to a child's development, adding that the present administration will remain committed to transforming the education sector.
The governor's wife, however, enjoined the students to be hard working and respect their elders to enable them become good ambassadors of the country.
"I see in you a fulfillment of great things to come. Therefore, you must not fail. To succeed, you much be guided by the following values: hard work, honesty, respect for elders, service to your fatherland, upholding the tenets of your mother tongue and being prayerful", she said.
In her speech, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Adaobi Obasi urged the students to desist from cultism, examination malpractice, indecent dressing and act capable of destroying their future.
Also speaking, the Assistant Head Teacher of the school, Mrs. Ebuchie Christiana commended the state Governor for the wonderful gesture and prayed God to continue to give him the wisdom to govern Imo state alright.