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Community heads applaud Minister for access to senior secondary education

16th Dec, 2019 | By Adaobi Nwagbo | ||

In unison, leaders of communities in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that benefited from the recent establishment of senior secondary schools have risen in applause of the efforts of FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello in that direction. They are happy that senior secondary education has been brought to their door steps.

In separate visits to Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB), Hon. Musa Yahaya Mohammed, the community heads of Kuchigoro, Nuku in Gwagwalada and Abaji Area Councils respectively thanked the Minister for coming to their aid, after years of suffering. Noting that it is a good development due to incessant occurrence of road accidents, kidnapping and other security issues, which some indigenes who attend far distance schools are facing, the royal fathers said establishment of the schools could now end their afflictions.

Responding, Hon. Muhammad thanked the community heads for the visits and promised to extend their message to the Minister. He said that education is the cardinal duty of any responsible government and promised to intensify effort and synergy with relevant stakeholders to provide education to indigenes of the Territory. Speaking on behalf of the community heads, Hakimi of Nuku, Hon. Joseph Isah Sokwo, noted that with the establishment of the schools in their localities, the indigenes can now have unhindered access to senior secondary education.

Also speaking, Hakimi of Kuchigoro, Mallam Umar Maikasuwa, remarked that their children had suffered in time past, trekking far distances just to acquire senior secondary education. He noted that the new schools in their locality were a welcome development. Director, Administration SEB, Mallam Usman Aliyu, who also addressed the community chiefs, admonished them to send their children, especially the girl-child.

He noted that the schools were established primarily for the indigenes, urging them to cooperate with SEB staff members that will be posted to their areas. He also called on the chiefs to see to the security of the facilities in their various areas. The newly established senior secondary schools are GSS Gwako, GSS Usafa, GSS Kubwa Phase 3, GSS Kuchigoro, GSS Tukpechi, and GSS Nuku. Others are GSS Ukya, GSS Piyakasa, GSS Anagada, GSS Korudu, GSS Naharati, GSS Idu, GSS Agyana, GSS Kilankwa, and GSS Kabimangoro.

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According to the Minister, Sir Ohaa never shied away from difficult situations, a trait which he added he (Minister) found very useful in the running of the affairs of FCTA, adding that the job of Permanent Secretary of the nation's capital's bureaucracy was not an easy one.

Director of Public Health, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Dr. Josephine Okechukwu, has counseled residents of the Territory to distance themselves from persons who fail to put on face masks.

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubarka Adamu, received three operational vehicles donated by Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited to the Nigeria Police Force in support of ongoing efforts at repositioning the Force for optimal performance.

Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has commended Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for its efforts in development of basic education in the Territory.


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