RE. Nigerians shame Gov Bello’s burden: Niger State Technical College….

  1. The Niger State Ministry of Education wish to thank Mr Olaleye Aluko for reminding us of the State of infrastructure at Suleiman Barau Science and Technical College Suleja. But wish to reiterate that the Ministry is not unaware of the situation at hand. Infact it is in view of the deterioration of the infrastructure, obsolete equipment and lack of adequate technical instructors that the State undertook through collaboration with International Guidance for Excellence and Eagle Scientific, undertook a wholistic assessment of the six(6) Technical and five (5) School’s with a view to renovating and providing them with modern equipment, because of the role it plays in provision of life long entrepreneur skills, employment generation and the attendant effects on social security.
  2. It is also in line with this that His Excellency the Governor of Niger State, Alh. (Dr) Abubakar Sani Bello placed Education Sector as a top most priority when he took over the leadership of the State in 2015 and adopted the strategy of Whole School Development Approach ” because it inherited structures, facilities and a system that were in a long state of disrepair, due largely to wear and tired and thus needing exceptional and urgent attention.” It is on this premise, that the State Government immediately renovated and furnished nine (9) secondary schools in which six (6) have been 100 percent completed and three (3) have attained advanced stage of completion.
  3. While this is on- going, we are all aware of paucity of funds and therefore have to adopt a systematic approach to these renovations. Meanwhile, the next phase of the Whole School Approach is to include all the Science, Technical and Vocational Schools in the State, including Suleiman Barau Science and Technical College Suleja, His Excellency has also reached out to Development partners and Federations (China and Russian) that have advanced in Science, Technical and Vocational education with a view to partnering with them in the Provision of modern equipment, training and retraining of staff in these Schools to meet up with the present day reality.
  4. We will continue to provide conducive learning environment for our Schools in order to improve learning outcomes. It is also on record that Niger State Government has been implementing Free and Compulsory Education at Basic and Senior Secondary School levels.
  5. The government and indeed Ministry of Education understand the strategic importance of the school and have not neglected the school as the report portrayed.
    We assure Nigerlites that the positive impact of the ongoing Restoration Agenda on Education will be felt in all schools in the State as all join hands to move to the Next Level.

Haj. Hannatu Jibrin Salihu
Hon. Commissioner
Ministry of Education
Niger State.

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