Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha has extended his free education programme to students from other states studying in the state owned tertiary institutions as government assumes the responsibility paying 50 percent of their tuition fees.
governor disclosed this when the leadership of National
Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and Student Union Governments of
all tertiary institutions in Imo state paid him a solidarity visit in
government house, Owerri.
A statement signed by the Governor's Special Assistant on Media, Ebere Uzoukwa explained that the gesture is for non-indigenous students in Imo State
University, Imo State Polytechnic and College of Health Sciences Amaigbo.
Okorocha who reiterated the commitment of his administration in making
education free at all level in the state, however urged his counterparts
in other states to adopt similar measure towards creating opportunities
for Nigerian students in other tertiary institutions to enjoy free
He promised to sustain the programme which he said to be topmost in the priority of his
administration, warning that days of corruption and
massive accumulation of wealth by public officers are gone for better
things like free education at all level to happened in the state.