By CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI—The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Anthony Obinna, has criticised the discriminatory school fees being charged by government in the state.
Obinna spoke while addressing members of Owerri Archdiocesan Pastoral Council in Owerri.
He said: “It is condemnable for government to discriminate against pupils and students in mission schools in the Imo State free education programme.
“Nigerian youths at various levels, particularly university students and the unemployed, are going through extreme difficult times. Our governments should please help in alleviating their current and pitiable plight.”
Obinna also .appealed to both the federal and state governments to redress the extreme difficulties of unemployment which the Nigerian youths were going through.
He, however, asked members of the Pastoral Council in all the parishes within his jurisdiction to not only give youths more attention and support but also establish Youth Welfare Committees to help them.
According to him, “it is part and parcel of our duty and mission to provide Catholic education to our children and others who love integral disciplined education.”