By Stanley Onyekwere
The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijani-Aliyu has pledged the commitment of the FCT Administration to intensify and complete the renovation works of all public schools in the Territory.
Aliyu assured that the Administration will continue to enhance the growth and development of education in the nation’s capital.
She noted that the FCT Administration is committed to the development of the educational sector especially at the primary and junior secondary levels because they are the foundation stage.
Aliyu made this assertion at the weekend when she paid an unscheduled visit to LEA Model School in Karu where rehabilitation works are ongoing.
The Minister observed that the Karu Model School built in 1942 was in a total state of dilapidation, revealing that the renovation has advanced to 80 percent completion.
According to her: “I am happy with the massive ongoing renovation works in this Karu model school built in 1942 but almost abandoned. Once completed it will enhance teaching and learning. If we get it right at the primary and junior secondary levels, then we have laid a solid foundation for the future.
“The school is wearing a new look and very soon the pupils will learn in a more conducive environment.
“And I want to assure you that this renovation works will be replicated in some of our dilapidated schools across the Territory because we are committed to the promotion of teaching and learning.”
She equally commended the contractors for a good job and tasked them to hasten up the work to meet up with the set target.