Anambra - Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra on Tuesday granted N100 million to three mission secondary schools for the upgrade of their infrastructure to enhance learning.
The schools are the Father Joseph Secondary School, Aguleri; Girls’ High School, Umueri and Holy Rosary Girls College, Ogwari-Nsugbe.
Presenting the cheques to Archbishop Valerian Okeke, the Archbishop of Onitsha Catholic Arch-Diocese in Ogwari-Nsugbe, Obi said he was impressed with the changes in Anambra schools since they were returned to the missions.
He reinstated the commitment of his administration to restore the glory of the schools and promote learning by encouraging the mission schools.
Responding, Okeke thanked God for giving the state a dedicated governor who had remained committed to rebuilding the state.
Okeke said that Obi had effectively tackled the damage done to education after the civil war.
``Returning schools to the church is promoting positive character formation, academic excellence and healthy competition.
``This will help to build a good society and a better country as well as discourage the culture of recklessness, violence and impunity.
``Our governor has continued to demonstrate commitment in building a better future for the children and the society,’’ he said.
In a related development, the governor said the state executive council had approved the handover of the state health facility at Nmiata in Anambra East to a congregation of reverend sisters.
The governor said the council took the decision after seeing the positive fruits from the state partnership with the church.