Governor Soludo Announces Free and Compulsory Education in State Public Schools, Gives out Cash Prizes to Students…
Written by City Radio on September 21, 2023
Governor Charles Soludo has announced a free and compulsory education in the state public schools.
This is in his bid to actualize his vision of an all-inclusive education for the state.
Prof. Soludo making the pronouncement at Premier Primary School, Obosi said that education from Early Childhood Care and Development Education, ECCDE to Junior Secondary Schools, JSS is free and compulsory for school-age children in the state.
In a statement by the information Officer of the ministry of Education, Obiageli Nwankwo, Mr. Governor stated that henceforth, no child within that education range would be charged school fees or any other fees to acquire education in the state.
Children of school age would no longer be deprived of access to quality education, adding that core community schools would be upgraded to smart schools in line with his vision of imparting skillful and sustainable education.
He stated further that machinery would be in place to ensure that this is effectively stepped down in the state, adding that his administration would not look kindly on any who fails to comply with the above pronouncement.
The highlight of the event was the giving of cash prizes to all the top three students in the last term examination.