All public and mission schools in the state will benefit from the programme.
He has also commenced the distribution of laptops, printers and generators to all the public and mission secondary schools in the state valued at one billion Naira (about 6.2 million dollars) .
The distribution was flagged off with the formal launch of Secondary Schools Microsoft Connectivity and Education Programme at the Women Development Centre, Awka with a cheque presentation for 2.65 billion Naira for the project.
“The first batch of 520 power generators would be distributed to schools to ensure steady power supply,” Obi said while speaking at the event, .
About 25,000 laptops, 1,400 colour printers and other internet connectivity facilities were distributed in a bid to ensure the success of the Microsoft Information Technology Academy in the schools.
The laptops are programmed with the national curriculum in all subjects.
The state commissioner for education, Mrs. Uju Okeke, commended the governor for investing substantial funds and resources to improve the standard of education in schools and reiterated the benefits of the project to students.
Representatives of the communication technology partners, Microsoft Africa (Marc Israel) and HP Nigeria (Ime Umoh), spoke on the impact of the project which would bridge the gap in education, especially in the 21st century. They noted that Anambra was setting the pace for others.
The governor said that the establishment of the Microsoft Academy would help produce better generation of well-informed future leaders.