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GOV OBI CONTINUE TAKING EDUCATION TO A GREATER HEIGHT IN ANAMBRA STATE

By Mazi Odera
Gov. Peter Obi, with His Deputy, Emeba Sibeudu, Chukwudi Orizu, Uju Okeke, Joy Ulasi, Rita Maduagwu, and Tim Menakaya during the distribution of the 2nd batch of 500 buses for Secondary Schools, public and Missionary owned, at Ekwueme Square, Awka.
Gov. Peter Obi, with His Deputy, Emeba Sibeudu, Chukwudi Orizu, Uju Okeke, Joy Ulasi, Rita Maduagwu, and Tim Menakaya during the distribution of the 2nd batch of 500 buses for Secondary Schools, public and Missionary owned, at Ekwueme Square, Awka.

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State is fast fulfilling his promise to spend N40b in what he termed "final push" towards accelerating the Millennium Development Goals. Following the recent disbursement of N2b for rehabilitation of Government-owned Primary Schools; N1.5b for rehabilitation of Missionary-owned Primary Schools; N20m each for rehabilitation of all Secondary Schools in the State; N1b for the strengthening of libraries and laboratories in all the secondary schools in the State, he again continued the distributions of 500 buses to all the secondary schools in the State with the second batch of 100 distributed yesterday. He promised that all the buses will be distributed by the end of the year.

Speaking at the event yesterday at Ekwueme Square, Governor Obi said that his government had equally procured 25000 computers with complete school syllables and books installed in them. He also said that all the secondary schools in the State would also get money for provision of sick bays and connection to the internet, as well as receiving generators, among others. He said his government was moved to do all these because the fruit of the much done in the past had already started manifesting in the good performances of Anambra Schools in different external examinations.

The governor thanked the Churches for partnering with the State, saying that since government started disbursing money directly to them, they had been able to achieve more than government would have achieved if allowed to spend the money themselves.

Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Uju Okeke said that the Governor had made teaching and learning easier by providing conducive teaching and learning environment and other necessary logistics. He said the cocktail of events lined up by the Governor as part of "the Final Push", were meant for the State to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

"This month alone, we have had four major events and more are still in the pipeline. In addition we are currently recruiting 5000 teachers for the Primary and Secondary Schools to further enhance and sustain the High standard we have already set. His excellency has directed that the newly recruited teachers should resume at their new postings immediately so as to earn their November salary with other workers in the State.

In her reaction, the Principal of one of the beniffiting schools, Mrs Agnes Anya said that under Governor Peter Obi Anambra Schools have never had it so good.


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