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Governor Rochas Okorocha
Declares Free Education In Imo
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There was jubilation in Owerri,
the Imo State capital, as the
state governor, Chief Rochas
Okorocha, on Tuesday,
declared that no student or
pupil of the state origin
studying in any institution
owned by the government
would pay fees henceforth.
The governor also announced
scholarships for all students of
the state origin from primary to
tertiary institution.
Speaking at the Imo Freedom
Square, Owerri,
promised to pay scholarship of
N100,000 to each student of
Imo origin in Imo State
University, adding that each
recipient would get N70,000
free and N30,000 as a loan to be
paid upon completion of
studies, with no basis for
He also said students
undertaking National Diploma
(ND) at the state polytechnics
would receive N60,000, with
N40,000 free and N20,000 as
loan, while those undertaking
Higher National Diploma (HND)
would get N60,000 free and
N20,000 loan.
Governor Okorocha disclosed
that the scholarship fund would
be paid from the next academic
session, adding that by
September, every school in the
state would be autonomous.

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