Imo state government has flagged-off the payment of stipend to school children
as well as distribution of school materials to public schools in the state.
While flagging- off the programme at Owerri City School, the state governor,
Owelle Rochas Okorocha said the exercise is aimed at encouraging school
children in their studies and further create conducive environment for
The governor who was represented by his wife, Her Excellency Nneoma Nkechinyere
Okorocha, said secondary schools students will receive N500 while their
counterpart in primary schools receive N300 every term.
“I am here to flag-off the payment of your stipend. Of course, you know
that the governor loves you so much with much interest in your education and
future. His watchword to students is hard work”, the governor’s wife told
She further described education as a vital instrument to a child’s development,
adding that the present administration will remain committed to transforming
the education sector.
The governor’s wife, however, enjoined the students to be hard-working and
respect their elders to enable them become good ambassadors of the country.
“I see in you a fulfillment of great things to come. Therefore, you must
not fail. To succeed, you much be guided by the following values: hard work,
honesty, respect for elders, service to your fatherland, upholding the tenets
of your mother tongue and being prayerful”, she said.
In her speech, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Adaobi Obasi urged the
students to desist from cultism, examination malpractice, indecent dressing and
act capable of destroying their future.
Also speaking, the Assistant Head Teacher of the school, Mrs. Ebuchie
Christiana commended the state Governor for the wonderful gesture and prayed
God to continue to give him the wisdom to govern Imo state alright.
Government House Press