Written by Ateed YUSUF

FCT schools resume for academic activities

Academic activities commenced penultimate week in schools across the six area councils in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT for the 2019/2020 second term.

A visit by our correspondent to Government Secondary School, GSS, Gwagwalada, GSS Hajj Camp Gwagwalada, JSS the Deidei, School for the Gifted Gwagwalada, JSS Zuba and Government Girls' Secondary School, GGSS, Dutse witnessed large turnout of students receiving lectures.

Some of the principals told our correspondent that resumption test was conducted to motivate other students to resume, just as they expressed optimism that in the second week most of the classes would be filled to capacity.

When contacted, the FCT president of All Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPPS, Alh. Abdulkarim Abdulrahaman, said the resumption was impressive when compared to the first term, noting that in his school about 2,037 out of a student population of over 3000 was captured in the attendance register.

The president appreciated ANCOPSS members for the role they played in the area of enlightening parents to mobilise their wards to resume and attend classes on the first week of resumption.

Abdulrahaman, who doubles as principal of JSS Zuba, lauded the FCT administration for implementing policies that would impact positively on the sector, even as he appealed to government to employ qualified teachers especially on technical and vocational education.

He said that ANCOPSS would ensure balance is achieved in academic and sports noting that this year's inter House sporting activities would witness tremendous changes.

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