By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In his quest at ensuring a conducive environment for students to excel in the state, Governor Nasir el-Rufai is currently renovating a total of seven schools as well as providing additional structures in the Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone.
Abdu Aliyu Bisallah, Deputy Director Projects, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, stated this, while fielding questions from journalists on tour of projects executed by the Kaduna State Government at the Government Girls Secondary School, Zonkwa.
He explained that a total renovation of the schools is taking place in two phases.
” First phase covers classrooms, laboratory, store, while the second phase covers admin block staff quarters, completion of fencing and more staff quarters. This is one of the four schools in the southern Senatorial Zone.
“Additional three schools added to the four in phase two,” he added.
He explained that they are hoping to round up by July by the two contractors working concurrently in the school.
“Phase one in all the schools costs N200m each, while the second phase for this school, is N201m,” he added.
Speaking further, he said that a total of 16 schools in the state are benefiting from the renovations.
Vice Principal Administration, of the school, Mrs. Rakiya Musa who has been there for about a year, said they are excited.
“Before the renovation started, the condition of the school was not good, the structures were not good when I came in. Now it is fantastic.
“Honestly we appreciate the work going on here, the governor really tried. Anybody that comes here is happy because everything has changed from the quarters to hostels,” she said.
Speaking further, she said that students of the school are also happy about the work.
“When they came back from the holidays, they said the school has changed,” she added.
Speaking to newsmen, JSS 3 student of the school, Scholar Daniel said that they are very proud of the new looks their school is wearing.
“We are happy that our school is looking new. Before because it was not painted before and looked very ugly,” she added.