45 Mission schools in Imo to receive N10 million each.


The 45 schools handed over to Christian Missionaries in Imo state in September, 2010 would soon receive N10 million each bailout from the Imo State Government as promised by the previous administration.

This was part of resolutions reached in a closed door meeting between the Imo State Government and proprietors of mission schools at the Asumpta Pastoral Center, Owerri.

In a communiqué read by Imo state Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso, he said “Government has reached understanding and agreement to partner with mission schools in the state”.

He added that all primary schools previously owned and in the premises of churches would be handed over to such churches adding that N1 million school farm grants would be given to such schools.

The communiqué added that government would aid mission schools in the improvement of their infrastructures and partner with them in value re-orientation and elimination of corruption and immorality among the young ones.

Government warned host communities to desist from interfering in the affairs and management of mission schools.

Present at the meeting were the governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, his Deputy, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ben Uwajimogu,

Commissioner for Education, Prof [Mrs.] Ada Obasi, Catholic and Protestant bishops and leaders of several Pentecostal churches in the state.

Modestus Okafor

For SSA on Media to Governor



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