Ebonyi govt set aside over N1b to empower widows, youths, teachers

Ebonyi state government, yesterday, announced that it has set aside the sum of N1bn for the empowerment of widows, youths and less privileged and training of teachers in the state.

While N500million is for teachers’ training, another N500million is for the empowerment of widows, youths and less privileged.

The sum of N50million was also approved for Gifted School, a  special school take off which would train best students harvested from various parts of the state. The school will take off with 200 students on the 10th of next month.

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The state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji and his Education counterpart, Dr Onyebuchi Chima announced this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state Executive Council meeting.

“The state Executive Council today approved the sum of N500million for the training of teachers. We are training them on the method of teaching after which we will organise examination for them to ensure they don’t only get the method of teaching but also specialise in the subjects they teach our children.

“A resolution was also taken and N50million was approved to harvest the best brains we have in our state as young as six and train them. They have a target goal to start school on 10th November 2019. Our target is that the school will start with 200 students,” Chima said.

On his part, Orji said human capital development was critical in the economic development of the state and that it was why the government places a high premium on the empowerment of the people.