Anambra State Government has commissioned an ultra-modern Hostel at Archbishop Heerey Technical College, Ogidi, Idemili North Council Area.
The building has four sitting areas on each floor, seven hundred and fifty bedded capacity living areas, fifteen toilets and fifteen bathrooms, solar powered borehole and ten thousand liters water tanks, among others.
Inaugurating the project, Governor Obiano who revealed that the hostel has the capacity to accommodate all their students said the smart Hostel is one of the innovative plans of his administration to ensure that students get used to such facilities, even outside their immediate environment.
While stating that his administration was able to secure approval from the technical board for twenty-eight trade tests, the Governor explained that his administration deliberately focused on technical education, to equip Anambra students with relevant skills to be self-reliant and productive.
In her speech, the Commissioner For Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha who said that the project is in keeping with the present administration’s strategic objective in the Education sector, pointed out that it is one of the Governor’s legacies and enumerating other outstanding legacies in the Education sector to include the ten shared values, entrepreneurship through education for employment, outstanding performances in external examinations, human capital development, promotion of teachers to level sixteen , zero-tolerance for examination malpractice, robotics education, among others, which she said are geared towards making Anambra students achieve global competitiveness.
Earlier, the Principal of the school, Reverend Father Peter Nwadimkpa, described the project as commendable vision and thanked the governor for giving immense support to education and enumerated some achievements of their technical department to include first NABTEB examination with no record of failure and NBTE standard functional production unit, among others.
Speaking to the ABS, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Barrister Ifeatu Obiokoye who hails from Ogidi, praised the Governor for bringing rounded development to the doorstep of the common man.
In attendance were some members of the state executive council including Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Primus Odili, Secretary to Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Ndi Ichie Ogidi, among others.