ByÂ Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”Governor Peter Obi has said that the establishment of Microsoft Academy in many of the state -owned Secondary Schools was aimed at increasing job opportunities for students after school.Â Governor Obi spoke at the tenth anniversary ofÂ Cor Mariae Girlsâ€™ Secondary School, Nkpor.
Obi said the partnership between the state government and the American computer giant, Microsoft would provide at least 50 laptop computers to about 100 schools where the academy would be established, explaining that governmentâ€™s huge investment in education was to equip children with necessary knowledge and skills to compete
with their counterparts from across the worldÂ and contribute to building a stable society.
He expressed satisfaction with the high level of success recorded in all sectors through the State Integrated Development Strategy and called for collective efforts to achieve the set goals.
The principal of the school, Rev. Sr. Fides Chukwuma commended Governor Obiâ€™s sustained attention to the state and commended him for giving many schools in the state a face lift, including the reconstruction of the access road to her school.