Minister Orders Fencing Of Public Schools

Minister Orders Fencing Of Public Schools

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has directed that all the boundaries of public schools in the FCT be identified and appropriately fenced through direct labour.

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The Minister gave the directive on Tuesday after receiving briefing from the management team of the FCT Education Secretariat led by its Acting Secretary, Mrs. Naomi Biki.

He instructed that site plans should be drawn and documented for proper identification of the boundaries of each school and to check incidences of encroachment.

Bello frowned at the manner at which some of the schools were left porous, without perimeter fencing with large population of students and pupils in spite of the security challenge the nation faces.

The Minister warned that the security of lives and property in public schools must be adequately safeguarded to ensure that capital investments put in give maximal benefit to the residents.

According to the FCT Minister, direct labour would be used to cut cost and to enable the FCT Administration fence as many schools as this fiscal year.

The Minister during the briefing lamented the poor performance of students in the WAEC and NECO examinations in the Territory, and insisted that the situation must be reversed.

He charged the Management to reorder their priorities, by paying more attention to the improvement of the quality of teaching and educational materials in order to raise the performance level of students at the two national examinations.

Malam Bello assured that henceforth, the FCT Administration would give priority attention to the proper and regular feeding of students; ensure adequate water supply, cleanliness of the environment and security of all schools in the Territory.

In his brief remark, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye reiterated the need for the Management of the education Secretariat to go back to the drawing board to ensure that the education system in the FCT takes its proper position.

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