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Abia State Governor Approves Bursary Awards for Law School Students, Commences Education Infrastructure Projects

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In a bid to bolster educational opportunities for Abia State indigenes, Governor Dr. Alex Otti has sanctioned the disbursement of bursary awards to students pursuing legal studies across the state.

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This decision was revealed by the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Okey Kanu, following a recent Executive Council meeting held in Umuahia.

The commissioner emphasized the state government’s unwavering commitment to education, highlighting the approval for the refurbishment of 170 primary schools, equating to 10 schools per local government area.

Additionally, plans are underway to modernize six model schools already undergoing renovation. For secondary education, 51 schools are slated for refurbishment, with each local government area receiving attention for three schools.

Speaking on the infrastructure upgrades, Kanu detailed the features that will characterize the modernized schools, including staff quarters, caretaker’s residences, head teacher accommodations, gatehouses, and nursery facilities for primary schools.

However, amidst these positive strides, a somber note was struck as the commissioner disclosed the delisting of several schools in Abia State by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) due to examination malpractices.

Most affected institutions are reported to be private schools. Despite expressing disappointment over the situation, the government affirms its commitment to upholding standards and rectifying irregularities within the educational system.

In furtherance of developmental initiatives, Governor Otti is set to inaugurate the commencement of significant road construction projects. On March 20, he will officially launch the construction of the 30-kilometre Arochukwu – Ndiokereke – Ozuabam Road, followed by the commencement of the 11.5-kilometre Nunya – Eluama – Isuikwuato Road on March 26.

These endeavours underscore the administration’s dedication to advancing education and infrastructural development for the benefit of all Abians.

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