Anambra govt offers scholarships to 100 students in riverine areas
Over 100 students from the riverine and disadvantaged areas of Anambra state are currently enjoying full state government special scholarship in Anambra state, commissioner for basic education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, has revealed.
Omenugha made the disclosure at the 25th anniversary of the mass communication department of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka while receiving award for successfully galvanising the education family towards the realisation of Governor Willie Obiano’s mandate for the education sector.
She further announced that 750-capacity hostel blocks were springing up in technical colleges, while science laboratories had been retooled in 60 schools.
The commissioner attributed successes in the education sector to Obiano’s clear mandate expressed in the strategic objectives of ensuring that the learning needs of all were met through equitable distribution of resources, learning of life long skills and ensuring the state was one of the three top states with the lowest illiteracy rate.
She said, “With Governor Obiano approaching education from three-point thrusts of infrastructure, pupils/students and teachers’ welfare, and in his policy of ‘no child is to be left behind’, a lot of achievements have been recorded.
“While students are making exploits in national and international competitions following their exposure to global visibilities and provision of global competitive education, teachers in the state have also received several awards following their commitment and passion occasioned by improvement in their welfare.”
Omenugha, who dedicated the award to the Anambra education family for their support resulting to the success stories, recalled her contributions in building the mass communication department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and thanked the department for the honour done her.
Felicitating with the commissioner on behalf of the Anambra education family, the permanent secretary, ministry of basic education, Mrs Nwando Obiano, stated that the recognition was an eloquent testimony of her invaluable contributions.