By VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA—ANAMBRA State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, said yesterday that the people of Anambra will witness a revolution in education and other sectors of the economy before the end of his administration.
Speaking during the flag-off of the presentation of N10 million to each of the 253 public secondary schools in the state at the Women Development Centre, Awka, Governor Obi said the state executive council has also approved N6.5 billion for infrastructural development in public schools.
The governor said having jointly rehabilitated the schools handed over to the original missionary owners successfully, the state government had begun the infrastructural development of public schools, adding that with what government had planned, Anambra schools will compete with any secondary school in Nigeria.
The N10 million to each school, which amounts to N2.53 billion for the 253 schools, will be handed over to the principals of the affected schools and the money would be managed by seven–member committees that would include chairmen of Parents/Teachers Associations, traditional rulers, presidents-general of the town unions, among others, for proper accountability.
The governor, who presented the cheques to the first set of 21 schools from the three senatorial zones of the state, warned that any principal found wanting in the utilization of the money willbe dealt with accordingly.
According to Obi, part of the N6.5 billion approved for schools in the state is to be used to procure buses for all secondary schools by end of the year.