FG Commences Infrastructural, Lab Upgrades in 50 Senior Secondary Schools, Says NSSEC

Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

The federal government is upgrading 50 selected senior secondary schools across the country, the Executive Secretary of the National Senior Secondary Education Commission, Dr. Iyela Ajayi, has said.

Ajayi, who was speaking in Lafia during a courtesy call on Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, Dr. John Mamman, revealed that the Government College, Nasarawa, was among the selected schools for the upgrade. 

The NSSEC boss also remarked that President Bola Tinubu has placed high priority in the development of the education sector as evident in the budget allocation to the sector in the 2024 appropriation Act.

“Upgrade of the 50 selected senior secondary schools across the nation, which was captured in the 2024 budget, is a clear testimony of this administration’s commitment to the development of Senior Secondary Education on the country,” Ajayi added.

He further called for cooperation between Nasarawa State Ministry of Education and the consultant that will be on site for a smooth take off during the upgrade.

Responding, the Permanent Secretary of Nasarawa State Ministry of Education, Mal. Mohammed Sani Bala, who represented the state Commissioner of Education, expressed appreciation for selecting the state among the pullout states, and promised that the state would give every necessary support needed for the success of the upgrade.

Furthermore, he assured NSSEC of the composition of Nasarawa State Senior Secondary Education Board by the state House of Assembly.

The Principal of Government College, Nasarawa, Mal. Gambo Suleiman, who also spoke at the occasion, expressed confidence that the upgrades would be a success. He further listed other areas in the college that needed intervention, like the school perimeter fence, E-library and conventional library, multi-purpose hall, students’ hostels, classrooms and staff quarters for teachers.

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