By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex on Tuesday said that the state government is committed to improving quality education and providing equipment for quality teaching to future leaders.
Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex expressed this when he visited Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo in Kaduna State.
Architect Bantex expressed dissatisfaction on the refuse dumped within the school premises where some of the students where involved in cholera outbreak which took their life.
Bantex said the state government led by Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has given directives to renovate schools in the state, looking at the kitchen where the students feed from, he said the hygienic condition is not encouraging..
The deputy governor frowned at what he saw as a result of lack of good facilities for the students of Government Girls Secondary Schools Kawo which led to loss of lives as a result of cholera outbreak in previous months
Bantex, while inspecting the environment, gave directives to evacuate the refuse dump.
He assured them of state government’s resolve to tackle every challenges facing the school.
On the inspection of the library, he commended the school authority for ensuring educative materials are available for the students, “it is a way of building the students as our future leaders.” He enthused.
The deputy governor inspected the hostels and assured them of government’s efforts to protect the lives of the students in order to avoid future occurrence of cholera outbreak in schools and the state in general.
Speaking during the inspection, the Principal of Government Girls Secondary School Kawo, Kaduna, Hajiya Rakiya Ismail Ahmed commended the state government for the efforts put in place, to inspect and see for themselves the challenges the school encounters.
Rakiya said the refuse dump within the school premises was coming through the neighboring houses, they throw in the refuse through the fence in between them, and efforts were made for them to stop but to no avail.
“Based on inquiries, two million would be required to evacuate the refused dump,” she said.
She disclosed that the well is their only source of their water.
“It has to be treated, the students use the well water for their washing and drinking, the well water is dynamic,” she emphasized.
The principal suggested the use of boreholes and solar energy in the school and this has to be immediately as the students are on holiday.
Hajiya Rakiya appreciated the efforts of the state government for their concern to make the school the best in the state, she appealed for quick payment of the staff salary as they have not been paid for over seven months.