Chukwuma Soludo, the Governor of Anambra State, has unveiled a new policy to provide free and mandatory education for students from nursery to Junior Secondary School (JSS 3) in the state.
This announcement was made by Governor Soludo during a visit to the Premier Primary School in Obosi, located in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Soludo expressed his administration’s commitment to achieving inclusive education throughout Anambra.
Soludo initiates free and compulsory education
He emphasized that no student within the school-age range, from nursery to JSS 3, would be required to pay school fees or any other charges to access education in the state.
The primary objective of this initiative is to return to the fundamental principles of education as an equalizer, ensuring that students from both economically disadvantaged and affluent backgrounds can attend the same schools and compete on an equal footing.
Governor Soludo stated, “Children of school age will no longer be deprived of access to quality education. Education from nursery to JSS is free and compulsory in the state.
This will increase children’s access to basic education and promote the full development of their personalities, talents, mental abilities, and physical skills.”
He also warned that strict measures would be taken against anyone who fails to comply with this new policy.
Governor Soludo announced plans for a substantial infrastructure development initiative in all government-owned schools in the state, with a focus on upgrading community schools and implementing smart classrooms to provide skill-based and sustainable education.
Efforts will be made to ensure the effective implementation of smart schools across the state, in line with the vision of the government to provide quality education to the children of Anambra.