*SUBEB hands over sites to contractors
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya through the Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB is to overhaul the Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School Deba and Government Junior Secondary School Dadin kowa in Yamaltu-Deba Local Government Area of the state.
Sixteen blocks of classrooms are to be completely overhauled at the Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School Deba estimated to cost 45 million naira while Government Junior Secondary School Dadinkowa is to be renovated in addition to the construction of exams and dinning halls, a hostel and the provision of water and electricity valued at over 126 million naira.
Speaking at the handing over of the two sites to the various contractors, the Gombe State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru warned them that the State Government will not tolerate any act that will undermine standard and quality of work.
He said the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is committed to repositioning the education sector for the benefit of the younger generation, hence the declaration of a state of emergency in the sector.
To this end, Dr. Habu Dahiru said the Inuwa Yahaya-led administration has concluded arrangements to build five legacy schools in Gombe, Akko, Kaltungo Yalmatu/Deba and Dukku Local Government areas of the State.
“These legacy Schools will be cosmopolitan in nature with State of the art facilities to make teaching and learning more conducive and effective with qualified well trained teachers employed for optimal performance”.
He appealed to teachers in the state not to cultivate the habit of missing classes, saying any teachers found wanting should have themselves to blame.
Earlier speaking, the SUBEB Chairman, Hon. Babaji Babadidi said it was sad that past administrations in the State allowed schools across the state to deteriorate without any meaningful intervention to make them condusive for learning.
He praised the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his resilience and duggedness towards ensuring that all institutions of learning in the State are given a face lift.
“The handing over of these schools to contractors for their complete overhaul marks another important milestone in the life of the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s march towards repositioning the education sector. As a one time Director in the Ministry of Education, I have seen interventions but none can be compared to the one we are witnessing at the moment”.
The Chairman, Yalmatu Deba Local Government Council, Hon. Shuaibu Umar Galadima thanked the Gombe State Governor for coming to the rescue of the schools which have been abandoned by past administrations in the State.
Full time member lll in the State Universal Basic Education Board, Comrade Sani Sabo had told the gathering in both schools that the repositioning of the education sector by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is decisive, realistic and pragmatic.