Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

From TCNEWS.

As Abia State government plans to establish a tuition-free school in each of its three senatorial districts for a one-year residential training programme for youths lacking in skills, a former Commissioner for Education, Chief Richard Harrison has suggested that the existing school structures be selected for upgrade and conversion to Skills acquisition institutions in the state.

Recall that the information and culture commissioner, Prince Okey Kanu, had while briefing newsmen on the outcome of this week’s executive council meeting chaired by Governor Alex Otti in Umuahia, the state capital, disclosed plans to establish a tuition-free school in each of its three senatorial districts for a one-year residential training programme for youths lacking in skills.

Reacting, Chief Harrison, who is also the Chairman of a charity organization – Harrison Goodness Foundation, HGF that has awarded scholarships to willing and interested female students in Abia State, described the development as good thinking and lauded Governor Alex Otti administration’s preparedness to turn Abia around for good.

Moreover, Chief Harrison, who was also a one time Commissioner for Finance, also suggested that the conversion of the existing school structures and it’s upgrade to Skills acquisition institutions would save costs and turnaround time.

By NWAMARA

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