Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha has approved the sum of N320 million Naira intervention fund for all primary and secondary schools in the state.
Governor Okorocha, who disclosed this after a one-day workshop with head teachers, principals and other stakeholders in the education sector, said the fund is meant to enable the newly established management teams of various schools to embark on maintenance projects ahead of resumption of schools.
He explained that each primary and secondary school in the state will get N200,000 as part of the measures towards implementing school autonomy in the state.
Governor Okorocha who lamented on the infrastructural decay in public schools, disclosed that his administration will, under the free education programme, establish management teams that will oversee the affairs of the schools towards addressing the bureaucratic bottle-neck that has contributed to the collapse of infrastructure in the public schools.
He challenged the head teachers and principals to embrace the challenges occasioned by the renewed commitment of the state government to promote a quality free and compulsory education in Imo State. Governor Okorocha added that about 80 containers loaded with school materials including sandals, books, desks and uniforms have arrived the state which will be distributed freely to pupils and students as part of the free education programme of his administration.