Awka - Governor Peter Obi of Anambra on Wednesday distributed 100 vehicles to public and mission secondary schools in the state, bringing to 200 the number of such vehicles given out.
Speaking at the event in Awka, Obi said the vehicles would improve the quality of education in the state.
He said that 500 secondary schools were expected to receive the vehicles from the government, adding that the remaining schools would get theirs in due course.
Obi said the state government had spent about N1.5 billion to procure the vehicles while promising that provision had been made for every school to get its own.
The governor said the state government would soon employ 5 000 teachers and had set aside their salaries till December 2015.
He said the government would also employ another set of teachers for core subjects to further improve learning in schools.
"Our commitment is total,’’ Obi said and assured the people that the quality of university education in the state would also improve.
He claimed that no university in the country would receive the amount the state government had planned for the state university.
Earlier, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Uju Okeke, said the government had reached the half-way mark of meeting the targeted 500 buses.
She urged the principals and community members who had not gotten the vehicles to exercise patience.
"The tempo of activities in the education sector is gradually on the increase and we are confident that our victory at the polls once again will sustain the ever increasing momentum,’’ she said.