Anambra Commences Intervention in Public School

By Mazi Odera

Governor Peter Obi yesterday gave a cheque of 10 million Naira to the Principal of Ukwulu Community Secondary School. Ukwulu, Mrs. Hope Oramulu for the first phase of the rehabilitation of public schools in the State. The cheque of the same value will be given to all the 253 public schools in the State.

Though the State Government had already given N20m each to schools returned to the missionaries, the delay in extending same to public schools until now was to allow government work out modalities, including setting up monitoring Committees to ensure judicious deployment of the money.

Receiving the cheque, the Principal of the School, Mrs. Hope Oramulu said that Governor Obi represented the hope of Anambra State. She said that since 1979 the school was established, that Obi was the first Governor to visit it and to do major work in the school. She cited the rehabilitation and equipping of its science block in 2008 and the provision of computers, generators, N500, 000.00 for library and N200, 000 for sports in 2012 as examples. She also commended the Governor for connecting the community to the world through the construction of Abba-Ukwulu and Umudioka Road.

Responding, the Governor said that he was almost moved to tears on seeing the state of some schools where the children of the State were trained. He said that his Government was committed on redressing the situation and called on those that will manage the money released to use it for the purpose it is meant for. He said that any default would be punished accordingly.

The Commissioner for Education, Dr. Uju Okeke said the state was so far satisfied with what the Churches used the money given to them to do and expressed hope that public schools will emulate them for the overall good of the State