In case you do not know, Abia State is the only state in the federation where students in public schools did not participate in the Junior School Certificate Examination for the year 2022.
Yes, our students did not write the examinations because Abia teachers are on strike as a result of the refusal of Abia State government to pay salaries in spite of the billions of naira received by the state from the federation account and the internally generated revenue, respectively.
Many engineering students of the Abia Polytechnic cannot proceed on national service because of loss of accreditation.
At Abia State University, medical students cannot go for clinical training due to loss of accreditation. The concomitant effect is that Abia students who should be in school have taken to commercial tricycle (keke) operation.
What happened to all the money budgeted for education in Abia State?