Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), led by the director, Dr. Adamu Jatau Noma, has decried the deplorable conditions of some schools structures in the Territory.
This was revealed recently when the management team embarked on an assessment tour of schools in the Territory.
At the LEA Primary School, Shinugu in Zuba Community area of Gwagwalada area council, the team observed that the school which comprises primary 1 to 6 classes has a total population of 282 pupils with two functional blocks of six classrooms, while another block of three classrooms is in a state of dilapidation.
The community head, Malam Umar Ibrahim, who expressed joy over the visit, however, requested for the establishment of a Junior Secondary School in the area to absorb pupils from the primary school, and those of neighbouring villages like Chitumu, Tungancadan, Shaha and Tungan Gaye.
Responding, Noma said “the existing structure needs to be put in proper shape first, before the construction of a new Junior Secondary School proposed within the primary school.”
On the visit of the team to Zuba South LEA Primary School, the Head teacher complained of inadequate classrooms, while the principal of JSS, Gbessa, on the other hand complained that the school borehole was damaged and therefore sought the intervention of the Board.
The team also visited LEA Primary School, Lokogoma Village, where it was discovered that the pupils received lessons in a church building, which is the main purpose of visiting the school in response to the complaint made by the Head Teacher of the School, Mrs. Cecelia Taudo.
“The school is left with the option of using the church because it is difficult for the school to move to its permanent site due to the demand of compensation by the villagers on the land proposed for the school before it can be built,” she said.
Also speaking, Secretary of AMAC, Malam Hamna Karshi, advised the Chief of the community to meet with those concerned and communicate the outcome of the meeting to the Board to know when the construction of the school “can commence and when the school will take off operation appropriately.”
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