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Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the deputy governor of Anambra State, has lauded Governor Charles Chukwuma Solduo’s role as a catalyst for change in the state’s educational sector with his dedication to structural reforms.
Speaking in Agulu, Aniocha Council Area of Anambra State, Dr. Ibezim, in his capacity as the governor’s representative, addressed attendees at the funeral of Pa Alexander Ejesieme, who lived to be 93 years old.
Extolling the achievements of the late individual, he also underscored the challenges awaiting Bar Alex Ejesieme and his siblings. In addition, he detailed the governor’s systematic initiatives designed to provide affordable and accessible quality education for all residents in the state.
Dr. Ibezim emphasized that Governor Soludo’s commitment to these principles is substantiated by his practical initiatives.
The governor initiated a substantial donation exceeding N1.6 billion to mission schools in the state, with Catholic Mission schools benefiting from N918,000,000, Anglican Mission Schools receiving N550,000,000, and Salvation Army mission schools receiving N16,000,000.
He said, ‘Under Soludo’s administration, education is a critical components of his larger Solution Agenda as obtained in his manifesto before Ndi Anambra proudly hired him about 18 months ago.’
‘Presently, Soludo’s government is making deliberate efforts towards making education an opportunity equaliser in the state by revamping the public schools which hitherto, were a learning ecosystem for the poorest of the poor.’
‘To achieve this, Governor Soludo is personally pushing several clubs of patrons in the state towards adopting a primary school and where they cannot sponsor a primary school, they should buy them a pencil,” citing Amorji Primary School in Isuofia, Soludo’s hometown, as example, which the governor adopted over 12 years ago till today.’
‘I can assure you that under this administration, education will be a ladder of opportunity for all and sundry irrespective of class or strata.’
Dr. Ibezim further disclosed that Governor Soludo’s administration plans to hire an additional 3,000 teachers, focusing on public-public schools in the state. This move comes after the recruitment of 5,000 teachers, all of which are part of Governor Soludo’s visionary strategy to rejuvenate the education sector in the state.