Boarding Schools In Nasarawa State To Get Solar Power

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GOV. TANKO ALMAKURA OF NASARAWA STATE

By SAMSON YAKI, Lafiya

The Nasarawa State Government is to install solar power in all 29 public boarding secondary schools in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Mr Tijjani Ahmed announced the plan to newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday, saying the decision was aimed at addressing the problem of  lack of constant power supply faced by students.
He said that Governor Umaru  Tanko Al-Makura had directed the State Ministry of Water Resources to provide solar power as alternative power sources in all boarding schools.
“The Ministry of Education is collaborating with the state Ministry of Water Resources to ensure that very soon all boarding schools switch to solar power,” Ahmed said.
He said that all the materials needed were currently being test-run at the Ministry of Water Resources and as soon as it was successful it would be extended to the schools.
He explained that the initiative was because the government could not continue to pay bills to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company without the schools enjoying enormous power supply.
The Commissioner said that the government had dug, at least, two or three boreholes in all boarding schools to make sure that no student left the premises in search of water.
Ahmed promised that the government would continue to respond swiftly to the challenges in the education sector with the aim of solving them.

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