Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has directed for immediate renovation of all public schools in the 3 adjudged less advantaged local government areas in the state.
The local government areas are Onuimo, Ngor-Okpala and Ohaji-Egbema.
Gov. Okorocha who dropped this hint after a meeting with leaders from the areas, decried the level of backwardness of the LGs especially in areas of education, infrastructural development and empowerment.
He said “Today, we have declared emergency on infrastructural development and empowerment in Ngor-Okpala, Ohaji-Egbema and Onuimo. All schools in these LGAs will be renovated immediately alongside the new modern schools being constructed in each INEC ward to ensure proper learning environment in the state. Also, teachers will be posted to ensure adequate staffing and proper management of the schools”.
Gov. Okorocha added that priority will be given the LGs in employment and admission into the state owned tertiary institutions to ensure their representation in the state civil service as well as create opportunities for admission seekers from the areas.
He, however, explained that the measure is geared towards encouraging the less advantaged LGs to meet up with others in development and education, adding that the arrangement will not in any way deny others from getting what belongs to them.
Gov. Okorocha, who assured that no student of Imo origin will be left out in the free education programme, however directed students whose names were either omitted or not captured to report immediately to the office of the commissioner for education with their traditional rulers for ratification.