By James Eze
The Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano has announced that his administration would focus on three priority areas in the implementation of the State policy on education.The priority areas which the Governor aptly named 3-Pillars on Education, include; Infrastructure, Pupils and Students facility, and Teachers welfare. The Governor made the announcement while speakingat the weekend during a visit on the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev Dr. Valerian Okeke at St Kizito Girls Secondary School Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area.
Governor Obianopromisedthat his administration would sustain the collaboration with the church to further uplift functional and qualitative education. He praised that the work done by his predecessor Governor Peter Obi and the cordial relations he had with the church and various schools, and promised to surpass what has been achieved. Commending the quality of work done on the school buildings, Governor Obiano said, ?My administration will not only provide more schoolswith infrastructure but equally equip them with necessary facilities including power generators and internet facilities as well as functional libraries and laboratoriesto widen students scope of reading and research.?
Governor Obiano explained that his plans for pupils and studentsincludeprovision of medical facilities that will cater for the health of the students. He also said thatrecreational activities and sports facilities will be provided to harness budding talents especially in football. In the same vein, he assured that the welfare of teachers would be adequately addressed.
The Governor revealed that his government would adopt the same 3-Pillars approach in the health sector, with attention to health facilities, patients and welfare of doctors. He announced that a Committee would soon be set-up to take a comprehensive look at the health sector and recommend the best way to achieve success in the priority areas.
Earlier Archbishop Valerian Okeke had described Governor Obiano an epitome of corporate intelligence, and a man of honour and integrity;adding that Anambra is on course for brighter and prosperous future under him.? The Archbishop explained that the school was renovated and rebuilt with the intervention fund provided by the State government, noting that the facilities have helped in decongesting the crowded schools in the urban areas.
In his brief remark, Chairman of the occasion, Ichie Oscar Adinu, described Chief Obiano as God sent to Anambra State.