Gov Fintiri Flags Off Construction of N14. 9b 21 Model Basic Schools In Adamawa

By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has flagged off construction of brand new model nursery, primary and junior secondary schools, one in each of the 21 local government areas of Adamawa State. 

In his remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony that held in Girei on Thursday, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the projects which cost N14. 9b naira will be funded by the state and local governments in Adamawa. 

Fintiri added that the projects being the first phase will make local governments practive towards serving the people, assuring that his administration will continue to ensure equitable distribution of development. 

“It is a fully equipped school that provides the right environment for modern learning at the basic level from nursery, primary and junior secondary school. It is expected to sit on a minimum of three hectares in each of our 21 Local Government Areas, ” he said. 

According to Governor Fintiri, the model schools will encourage school enrollment and therefore sent a stern warning on parents and guardiance who deny their children access to education that they will face prosecution. 

He said his administration will continue to execute people’s oriented projects, calling on students to take advantage of two hundred international science scholarships slots that will be offered by the government. 

“The Ministry of Education and the Scholarship Board will soon role out modalities for the State Government’s award of fully-funded international scholarship in key areas of science, engineering, ICT and artificial intelligence to 200 beneficiaries. 

“I call on prospective students to apply and have a lifetime opportunity of studying in some of the best universities abroad,” said Governor Fintiri. 

The State Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Ibrahim Yayaji Mininyawa, reveals that the schools will serve as a significant milestone in the journey to providing quality education. 

Ibrahim Mijinyawa

He further said the model schools which will serve as beacon of excellence will be equipped with modern technology and stimulating learning facilities and called on the people in the state to support this drive. 

On his part, the State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella said construction of these schools would no doubt address the menace of out-of-school children and other social vices in Adamawa and indeed Nigeria. 

The State Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Alhaji Abdussalam Gidado who doubles as Chairman Song Local Government Council appreciates Governor Fintiri’s support to making the project a reality. 

There were goodwill messages from the host Chairman Girei Local Council, Juda Amisa, District Head of Girei Dr Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim, and state legislator representing the area, Abubakar Abdullahi. 

Highlight of the event was musical dance display.

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