…mocks Governor Okorocha over unfulfilled promises
- Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and governorship aspirant, Emeka Ihedioha, has restated his desire to restore quality education to Imo State if elected governor of Imo State.
The former deputy speaker said that the quality of education has been on the decline since 2011 and requires concerted efforted to return to the glory of the past.
The Peopes Democratic Party(PDP) guber hopeful stated this on Monday at the inauguration of the newly-elected coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS) Zone B, Mr Godson Okereke and his Executive Committee at the Federal University of Technology,Owerri.
He tongue- lashed Governor Rochas Okorocha for making numerous unfulfilled promises to pupils and students of state owned primary,secondary and tertiary institutions in the cause of his campaigns.
According to the Aboh-Mbaise born PDP chieftain, the state governor had barely been 9 months on seats when he declared that no student or pupil of Imo State origin studing in state-owned institution would pay fees . The governor went further announcing scholarship for all students and pupils of Imo state origin from primary to tertiary level.
Hear the ex-deputy Speaker: “Addressing Imolites at the Freedom Square in Owerri, the governor said state government would, starting from September 2012, give each school pupil N25,000 every year; N100 every day for each secondary school student, N80,000 scholarship in addition to N20,000 as loans to students in Imo State University; N60,000 and N20,000, respectively, for scholarship and loan to students at the HND level; while N40,000 and N20,000 respectively for ND level students in the polytechnic”