Formerly known as Township primary school, the Owerri city school is located on Wetheral Road. In this progress report, we will show you pictures of what it looked like before the Okorocha administration came on board and what it looks like now.
Old building structure
Pupils learning in class…
Last year in October, Governor Rochas Okorocha announced that arrangements had been concluded to build 305 European standard schools in each of the INEC wards in the state.
Barely 12 months after, IMO STATE BLOG can authoritatively confirm that over 100 schools are off the ground pending finishing touches. The new Owerri City School is designed to accomodate both Primary and Secondary School children.
The administrative block towers above the classroom buildings…
Each class seats 30 students.
For sports activities, the school has a 400-metre track, basketball court, football field and 2 tennis tables.
In a discussion with Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr.Chinedu Offor, he disclosed that the other schools will be built similar to what we have at the Owerri city school. It is expected that by April 2013, the projects would be completed across the state however, it doesn’t end with the buildings. Students attending these public schools will also receive free school uniforms at no charge courtesy of the Okorocha administration. The sample batch has already been distributed in some schools.
Typically when something good is about to happen, the devil looks for a way to disrupt. It might interest you to know that when the shipment of uniforms arrived, they were seized for many weeks. It took the intervention of President Goodluck Jonathan who graciously stepped in to order the release.
On Thursday, the imported uniforms, book, shoes , socks and other supplies will be distributed to students in the state.
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