The Anambra State government plans to build over 700-capacity hostels in all technical schools across the state, it was learnt on Sunday
Commissioner for Basic Education Prof. Kate Omenugha spoke at the weekend during a retreat organised for stakeholders in the education sector in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area.
She said the government envisioned an education that will make students practically relevant after graduation.
Omenugha canvassed for improved funding to ensure inclusive education for all children.
Governor Willie Obiano, who opened the retreat, described education as a critical enabler in the life of individuals and the society.
Obiano, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, said the retreat was to get stakeholders acquainted with the education policy of his administration.
“The government is passionate about investing in education to ensure the proper application of technical education in promoting development,” he said.
The governor urged education administrators to deploy robust strategies in transforming the sector.
A former Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Prof. Uche Amasigo, called for sustained efforts to arrest the girl-child dropout in some councils.