Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has stated that his administration is investing heavily on education to secure a brighter future for Imo children. Governor Okorocha, who stated this during an interactive session with leaders of Oru West LGA in Government House, Owerri, maintained that available statistics have indicated that education remains the biggest industry in the state.
The governor, who also reeled out the achievements of his administration in other sectors within one year said, “Yes, we are investing heavily on education because it has remained the biggest industry for us in the state. Also, as a responsible government, we must ensure that we secure a brighter future for our children through free, compulsory and quality education”. Governor Okorocha further enumerated the achievements in the education sector to include free education to the tertiary level, improved subvention of N252 million to Imo State University from N56 million,
improved subvention of N98 million to Imo State Polytechnics’, Umuagwo from N45 million, construction of Imo College of Advanced Professional Studies [ICAPS], Young Scientist College and 305 European standard
schools in the state. He further disclosed that the state government would soon take delivery of 15 container loads of school uniforms, sandals, desks, books and other learning materials that will be freely distributed to school children under the free education programme