BRIEFING :The Anambra State Executive Council met deliberated on issues of State. Other matters and highlights:

1. TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Council noted that the State has received accreditation of the National Board of Technical Education across our 11 Technical Colleges for a 11 trade courses making total of 28 trade courses,16 of which were for full accreditation
This is the first time in the history of the State that a full bouquet of accreditation is received and it is culmination of a four year effort in revitalizing the Technical and Vocational Education sector in Anambra

2.MODERN SCIENCE LABORATORIES.
Government has invested in, and Installed brand new Biology, Physics and Chemistry independent laboratories suites in 60 Secondary Schools in Anambra.These equipment are top of the range and deepens the core science curriculum of our schools across the three senatorial zones.

3. FENCING OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
Government has approved the fencing of all Government Technical Colleges in Anambra. The work teams will include students of the respective trade schools.
Efforts at ensuring boarding facilities in our trade schools are also in progress.

4. SKILLS AND VOCATION CENTRES
Council noted there are many of these built over the years in our LGAs and even recently as part of Community Infrastructure Program. They are to be put to use immediately , a number of them to be affiliates of the 11 Trade schools.

5. RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS
Council approved the immediate recruitment of 100 teachers for Technical Schools, 500 for Secondary and 500 for primary schools. Consideration will be made for retired but not tired teachers who will also serve as mentors.

6.PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRES
Government is desirous to fulfill the urgency of grassroots health delivery.Staffing and equipment of these centres are going on.They include recruitment of about 300 junior staff and deployment of a unique tricycle ambulance to ensure that each PHC delivered additional capacity linked to the Anambra Health Insurance Scheme.. Council put a deadline of first week March for roll out.

7. MONITORING AND EVALUATION AGENCY
Government is remodeling its Monitoring and Evaluation function areas to increase
Value- for- money results. This cardinal objective is already captured in the 2018 budget statement.. A budget of Value – for- money,Economic diversification and job creation. In the melieu of dwindled economic resource, there is need for sustainable assurance of quality performance, timely reports and financial controls.

8. ASPHALTING OF ROADS.
Government is committed to the asphalting of at least 40 roads projects totalling 112 kms before the rains come. All contractors are fully paid mobilised and directed to asphalt all the portions already done within their works- in- progress. Council is pleased with the speed of work.

9. REVALIDATION OF CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS
Government will seek a revalidation of registration for all contractors and consultants in all areas of endeavor in Anambra in the coming weeks. This is essential to the improvement and the efficiency of service delivery by Government in all spheres.

10 PUBLIC SAFETY
Council has continued to monitor our security status and is pleased with the containment of miscreants at our markets and a number of black spots at Onitsha
On fire outbreaks which had been in a few places, Council reiterates the warning on bush burning and requests Ndi Anambra to remain on alert during this harmattan.

11.HERDSMEN AND OUR COMMUNITIES
Government is also pleased with the maturity and understanding of our community leaders hosting cattle and herdsmen in 76 locations in Anambra State.Both hosts and herdsmen are cooperating through the machinery of the Governor’s Special Assistant and other committees.

12. NEW TENURE
Government is working on a program to usher in the end of tenure and the inauguration
Ceremonies for the new tenure on March 17th.Details of information will be available shortly.