Teen aircraft, MP3 builders get scholarships from Ugwuanyi
Gov earmarks N150m for technical education
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has offered scholarships up to university level, to the Enugu and Anambra states’ young students of Government Technical College (GTC), Nsukka and Enugu, Masters Emmanuel Chukwu and Chukwuebuka Udoye, who locally manufactured two aircraft and an MP3 radio set, respectively.
Ugwuanyi announced the scholarships when he received the two students at the Government House, Enugu, yesterday, to appreciate their talents, skills and sheer dexterity in promoting technology-based innovation in the state.
In addition, the governor gave the inventor of the two aircraft, an indigene of Nenwe in Aninri Local Council of Enugu, N1 million, and gave Udoye, an indigene of Aguata in Anambra, who produced the MP3 radio set, N500,000, to enable them advance their products.
Appreciating the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze; the Executive Chairman of Science, Technical and Vocational Schools Management Board (STVSMB), Dr. Gabriel Ajah; the Principal of GTC, Nsukka, Peter Ugwuokpe; and other stakeholders in the education system for the achievements in the sector, the governor requested the commissioner to immediately present to the State Executive Council (EXCO), a memo for the approval of N100 million for the construction of more classroom blocks in GTCs in the state.
He equally directed Ajah to apply for N50 million for the construction of more technical workshops in GTCs in Nsukka and Enugu, and also request the employment of additional technical teachers for the EXCO’s approval.
“I am proud of all of you. I am proud of the education system in Enugu State. I am excited. The young student from Anambra, we give you N500,000 and scholarship for manufacturing a radio set in our state,” Ugwuanyi said.
Eze applauded Ugwuanyi for the premium his administration placed on education as well as his gesture to meet with the students to encourage and appreciate their talents.
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