Inside Abia: Gov Ikpeazu Approves Free Tuition For Students in Technical schools

Abia State Executive Council has approved the renaming of Boys Technical College, Aba and Secondary Technical School, Afara to Government Technical College, Aba and Government Technical College, Afara, respectively.

The council also approved free education for all students that will enroll in the Technical schools while it mandated the Abia State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) to urgently construct two additional blocks of classes each in the schools.

Rising from the State Executive Council (EXCO) held at the Executive Chambers of Government House Umuahia on Wednesday Chaired by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the Council approved bifurcation of Ministry of Education into Ministry of Basic Education and Ministry of Post-Basic Education in order to provide better and qualitative education for Abians.

According to a release endorsed by the Secretary to State Government, Barr Chris Ezem, it also approved the take over of all stores around the College of Health, Aba by the College, from Aba south LGA, to allow for proper management, control and revenue collection.

The meeting which also reviewed current security situation in the state and country, advised vigilance, support for security agencies and an end to mindless attacks by yet to be identified hoodlums even as it recognized and approved current membership of F & GPC.

Ezem noted that the Council approved construction of Aba Garment factory and 195 pieces of equipment for the factory currently awaiting shipment as well approved further financial support for ongoing infrastructural development efforts.

It directed functionalization and commissioning of completed Nkporo cottage hospital in Ohafia LGA and the immediate clearance of 6 containers of medical equipment and supplies at the Apapa Wharf

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