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Friday, 30 November 2012

Okorocha Announces 50% Fee Reduction for Non-Indigenes in Imo Tertiary Institutions

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.

The 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.

Governor 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 education.

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.

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