Governor Willie Obiano has commissioned an ultra-modern students’ hostel at Government Technical College, Onitsha. ABS radio/TV Government House Correspondent, Ejike Abana reports that t the seven hundred and fifty bedded facility has four open halls, fifteen toilets and fifteen bathrooms for each of the sleeping areas, solar facility for twenty-four-hour power supply, porters clutch and ten thousand liters overhead storage water tank, among others. Performing the Commissioning ceremony, Governor Obiano recalled that when he assumed office, his cabinet resolved not to produce only grammar students but also teach young ones skills to make them employers of Labour. The Governor stated that eight thousand students in the twelve technical colleges in Anambra have such facilities built by his administration. Also speaking, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha said that the project is in line with the Governor’s three-prong approach to education including infrastructure, students’ and teachers’ welfare, pointing out that the present administration is into education for employment where students graduate and become employers of labour.While cautioning against vandalizing the facility, Commissioner Omenugha tasked the school management to ensure proper maintenance of the facility for sustainability. In a speech, the Member representing Onitsha Constituency Two at the state House of Assembly, Mr Eddy Ibuzo noted that successive APGA administrations have over time demonstrated commitment to the continuous development of Anambra state and thanked the Governor for his services and charged the students to make good use of the opportunity for their own good and good of the society. Earlier, the Principal of GTC, Onitsha, Mr. Matthias Emesi, extolled the governor for the supply and installation of laboratory equipment for Physics, Chemistry and Biology departments, equipping of seven departments with modern machines and tools for automobile, bricklaying and block laying concreting, radio and television furniture, among others and asked the incoming administration to sustain the development projects in the school.In an interview, the Transition Committee Chairman for Onitsha North Council Area, Mr. Patrick Aghamba, noted that by supporting technical education in the state, Governor Obiano has offered young people in the state a platform that will launch them into being productive in their areas of calling and specialization. President General of Anambra State Association of Town Unions, Barrister Titus Akpudo, students, teachers, stakeholders in the education sector and Onitsha Community attended the function which featured dancing by some of the students.


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