Ihedioha assures of adequate investments in education
Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha said his administration is committed to improving access to quality education at both primary and tertiary levels in the state.
The governor made this known at the first interactive meeting of the stakeholders in the state in Owerri. He said his government would invest adequately in education, adding: “With the right kind of investment, the state will stand out from its peers in the sector.”
Ihedioha assured that primary education would be compulsory and qualitative. He said the state would not spare parents who withhold their children and wards from obtaining basic education.
On tertiary education, the governor disclosed that his government has set up a panel to review the newly- established universities in the state to ascertain their viability in terms of funding and procedures that led to their establishment. He accused the immediate past administration in the state of bastardising the state’s education structure through proliferation of tertiary institutions.
Ihedioha commended the management of the Imo State University led by Prof. Victoria Adaobi Obasi for the numerous successes recorded in the institution. Prof. Obasi disclosed that the university under her as the Vice Chancellor has received full accreditation in 63, out of the 65 courses, offered by the university.