Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Okorocha Extends Free Education to Non-Indigenes

Owerri — Students from other states in the federation schooling in Imo State- owned tertiary institutions would now benefit from the free education programme of Governor Rochas Okorocha.

The governor disclosed this yesterday when the leadership of the 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.

Okorocha said government has assumed the responsibility of paying 50 per cent of the tuition fees to all non-indigenous students pursuing academic studies in the state.

He explained that the gesture is for non-indigenous students in Imo State University, Imo State Polytechnic and College of Health Sciences Amaigbo to enjoy the same free education with their counterparts of Imo State origin.

The governor who reiterated the commitment of his administration in making education free at all levels in the state, urged his counterparts in other states to adopt similar measure towards creating opportunities for Nigerian students in other tertiary institutions to enjoy free education.

Earlier in his speech, the leader of the delegation and president of NANS, Mr. Dauda Mohamed said their mission was to demonstrate solidarity with Governor Okorocha for his outstanding achievements in the education sector.

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