Obi Wept at Oraukwu Grammar School

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - Gov. Peter Obi wept at Oraukwu Grammar School, which he visited on Friday as part of his routine visit to schools in Anambra State, which has seen him visiting hundreds of primary and secondary schools.



Obi who felt scandalized at the condition of Oraukwu Grammar School, where hostel were overgrown by forest continued to offer apologies to the Missionaries for the wrongful take over of their schools and for recklessly running those schools aground. He said the State would not relent in assisting the missionary to restore the schools to what it used to be. He also expressed surprise that a town like Oraukwu, with many wealthy people and known for impressive community development allowed the school to degenerate, contending that at the end of the day, mostly Oraukwu people attend the school.




Obi presented a cheque of 10 Million Naira to the School, being part of the 20 Million budgeted for the rehabilitation of the school for 2012. He said the decision of his Government to rehabilitate schools in the State were borne out of the conviction that education remained the best legacy any government could leave for her people.

Receiving the cheque, the Bishop on the Niger, Right Reverend Own Nwokolo represented by Venerable John Nkwoemezie of BCM Anglican Church, Onitsha, said the present empowerment would help to reverse the high level of dilapidation in schools. He noted that the Governor has restored hope to the children and assured him that the money will be put to good use.


Other schools visited and presented with cheques of 10 Million Naira each are: Girls, Secondary School, Alor; Girls' High School, Umueri; Fr Joseph Memorial High School, Umueri; St Joseph Special Science School, Awka-Etiti; and Our Lady Secondary School, Nnobi. At all the schools, the Governor inspected their facilities, ate their food and interacted with the staff and students.


Obi who expressed happiness with the level of development in the schools returned to the missionaries said the Government would deepen the existing collaboration with them, while exploring more areas of working together for the ultimate good and progress of the State.


*Photo Caption - Governor Peter Obi 

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