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Otti Approves Bursary Awards For Abia Law School Students

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The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has approved the payment of bursary awards to Abia State indigenes in law schools across the nation in a renewed move to revive interest in education in the state. 

Mr. Okey Kanu who is the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting presided over by the governor in Umuahia yesterday.

He pointed out that the approval of the bursary was in keeping with the premium the state government places on education.

He added that the state government has approved the renovation of 170 primary schools, which translates to 10 primary schools per local government.

He said this was in addition to six model schools that were already being renovated.

He added that 51 secondary schools have also been approved for renovation, and this translates to three schools per LGA across the state.

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The schools will have some features that make them modern schools. They would have staff quarters, a caretaker’s house, the head teacher’s house, and a gatehouse. The primary schools, of course, would have nurseries. This again is in keeping with  the  promise to Abians,” he added.

The Eastern Updates reports that the commissioner announced regrettably that WAEC has delisted some schools in Abia over examination malpractices.

He said that most of the schools are private schools.

According to the commissioner, though the government is not happy over the development, the action is, however, in line with the policy of the present administration to do things right.

He also revealed that Otti will on Wednesday flag off the construction of the 30 kilometres Arochukwu – Ndiokereke – Ozuabam Road and the 11.5 kilometres Nunya -Eluama -Isuikwuato Road a week later on March 26.

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