Nigeria's Imo State Launches School Building Programme

A primary school will be built in each of the state’s 305 wards.

By Sneha A on
6th September 2023

Nigeria's Imo State has embarked on a programme to construct a primary school in each of its 305 wards.

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma confirmed that construction had commenced while attending Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education’s diamond jubilee celebrations on 31 August.

He also confirmed that the government has approved the renovation and equipping of a secondary school in each of the state’s 27 local government areas. 

"The government is planning to construct standard laboratories and libraries in all Imo secondary schools to enhance teaching and learning, and guarantee quality education to our children," he said.

The primary schools project was first announced by Governor Uzodimma in May 2022.

Imo State is located in southeast Nigeria. In its draft budget for 2023, the state government allocated N1.4 billion (US$1.9 million) for education, compared to N983 million (US$1.3 million) in 2022.

Photo: Diamond jubilee celebration (Source: Facebook – Imo State New Media)

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