Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam paid an inspection visit to Government Secondary School Nangere which is now fully on stream after renovation, rehabilitation and equipping of the school was completed five months after contracts were awarded by the Gaidam administration.
The Yobe State Government spent N490.12 million to rehabilitate school buildings including staff offices, classrooms, hostels, dining hall, laboratories, and perimeter wall fencing.
The money also included the provision of furniture for offices, classrooms, student hostels, staff quarters and library as well as the provision of equipment, chemicals, reagents and other supplies for biology, chemistry and physics laboratories.
GSS Nangere is one of five schools that were fully renovated, furnished and equipped by the Gaidam administration as it steps up the effort to turn-around Yobe’s education system. The other schools are GSS Yunusari, GSS Gwio-Kura, GSS Fika, and GGSS Nguru.
More than N2 billion was spent to upgrade the five affected schools.
Speaking in Nangere today, H.E Gov. Gaidam said improving Yobe’s education system is one of the primary goals of his administration.
“I am impressed by what I have seen here in Nangere. Staff and students here in this school now have a conducive environment for teaching and learning. While I congratulate them, I call on the staff to use the opportunity to provide the best possible training to our future leaders. The students should also take their studies seriously”, the governor said.
H.E Gov. Gaidam also revealed that six additional schools are slated to be fully rehabilitated, furnished and equipped in 2018 to extend the school turn-around drive of the administration.
Education commissioner Alhaji Muhammad Lamin conducted the governor round the fully renovated GSS Nangere.