By Festus Fifen
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike has approved a massive rehabilitation of schools across the territory.
To ensure this is carried out quickly the Minister has set aside N13.1 Billion out of the N27 Billion proposed for the rehabilitation of 18 public schools which is among the first batch of the projects.
The Mandate Secreatry of the FCTA Education Secretariate Dr. Danlami Hayyo disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.
Hayyo explained that the Minister who had earlier approved renovation of 40 schools in 100 days decided to change the approach to whole schools.
In his words, “The minister has decided to change the system of renovation because if you renovate only 2 blocks of classroom or 3 blocks of classroom in 1 particular school, maybe in the next one year or two years you must go to that particular school and renovate another one. Which is not good.
” And the whole school approach is the situation whereby all the facilities, all blocks, toilets, boarding hostel, dining, and everything in the school will be renovated. So on that, he also approved to spend 13.1 billion Naira on the first batch of whole school approach.
Among the 18 schools to be reh abilitated according to him includes LEA Primary School Bagusa,
Primary and junior secondary school Waru in AMAC,
Karshi model school
LEA primary school, Apo resettlement
Junior secondary school, life camp,
School for the deaf, Kuje
Junior secondary school, Kwali
LEA primart school, Utako
Abaji Modern Primary School
Junior secondary school, Maitama among others and some part of FCT College of Education Library.
He explained that the second batch of whole school approach would involve complete rehabilitation of 4 schools which are Government Science Technical College, Kwali Government Science Technical College, Maitama and Government Secondary School, Wuse 2.
” These 4 schools, about 4. 5billion naira is going to be spent in changing the structures of these schools where everything will be changed. This is the second batch of the whole school approach, Hayyo stated.
He added that rehabilitation of the 18 first batch schools are expected to be completed by May this year.
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