Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCTA moves to refurbish school facilities

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has reiterated its commitment to revamping primary and secondary schools' facilities across the territory. 

To this end, the FCTA Education Secretary, Dr. Bala Liman, led other management team of the secretariat on a maiden familiarization and inspection tour of some schools within and outside the Abuja city centre. 

He revealed that the tour was one of the steps of the present administration's commitment to reappraising the staff strength, physical projects, teaching and learning facilities in schools with a view to strengthening them. 

Liman told journalists that, on his assumption of office as directed by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, he had some briefings from the members of the education secretariat staff, but needed to go round and ascertain the state of the schools, especially in area of the progress recorded so far. 

According to him, his tour was aimed at identifying the main challenges and how best to evolve measures that will tackle them, by drawing a better roadmap for FCT education sector which he said is one of the current FCT Minister's concerns. 

On addressing the challenges, the education secretary assured parents and students that FCTA under the watch of Bello was working towards decongesting the over populated classes in some schools, by increasing the number of teachers. 

He said the administration was going to re-examine the school projects earlier awarded with a view to knowing the time that they were awarded and ensue their completion. 

"The present administration is going to re-evaluate the school projects awarded earlier and set up measures to complete them, new projects are not going to be initiated till the outstanding ones are completed" he said.       



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