By Emeka Mamah
ENUGU—Enugu State government has taken another giant stride to ensure quality and affordable education through the provision of one free meal daily for its pupils in primary one to three.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the state who inaugurated a steering committee to drive this free meal project yesterday stated that his administration was not only committed to move education to the next level but that it would make the development projects in the sector sustainable.
Prof. Uche Eze who is the state commissioner for education heads the steering committee and explained during the inauguration that the introduction of the single free meal daily for pupils in primary one to three would stimulate sustained attention by the pupils as well as encourage school farming since the feeding is home-grown based.
Governor Ugwuanyi who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo while inaugurating two separate committees–Science, vocational and Technical education and the free meal steering committee- at Government House, Enugu noted that his government had made human capital development its priority: “It’s a surest way of sustaining the future of the people,” he told the gathering at the Executive Council Chambers.