Governor Inuwa Constitutes Task Force On Completion, Take-off Of Mega Schools In Gombe State

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, (Dan Majen Gombe), has approved the constitution of a Task force on the completion and take-off of three (3) Maga Schools, namely; Government Secondary School, GSS Dukku, Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School, GCDSS Dadin-Kowa and Government Science Secondary School, GSSS Lakanje-Kaltungo.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs)Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, dated Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who conveyed the Governor’s approval, announced the membership of the Task force which includes the State Coordinating Team and the respective schools’ Sub-committees as follows:

State Coordinating Team:

1.Hon. Maji Dauda Batari
Hon. Commissioner for Education – Chairman

2.Hon. Idris Abdullahi
Hon. Commissioner Housing & Urban Development -Member

3.Prof. Keftin Amuga
Special Adviser, Projects Monitoring and Evaluation-Member

4.Mrs. Naomi P. Maiguwa
Chairperson Teachers’ Service Commission TSC -Member

5.Engr. Mohammed Tasiu Adamu
Representative of Local Community -Member

6.Shehu Ibrahim Yerima
Director General/ Coordinator North East Development Commission, NEDC, Gombe State – Member

  1. Representative of Ministry of Finance
    Director General Debt Management- Kabiru Tsoho-Member

8.Representative of Ministry of works
Director, Civil Engineering
Aliyu Isa Shinga- Member

  1. Alkali Abubakar, Senior Special Assistant, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation- Secretary

GSS Dukku Sub-Committee:

a) Dr. Aishatu Maigari
Hon. Comm. Science, Technology and Innovation – Chairperson

b) Bldr. Abdulmumini Umar
DPRS, Ministry of Education- Member

c) Jamilu Ahmed Shabewa
Chairman, Dukku LGA- Member

d) Engr. Abdullahi Suleman Kwami
Representative of Local Community- Member

e) Engr. Dan Napthali
Senior Special Assistant, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation -Member

f) Murtala Salisu
Director Works -Member

g) Barr. Umaru Gurama PIM&E – Member

GCDSS Dadin Kowa Sub-Committee:

a) Hon. Nasiru Muhammad Aliyu
Hon. Commissioner, Trade & Industry and Tourism- Chairman

b) Alh. Sani Sabo, Member III SUBEB- Member

c) Hon. Shuaibu Galadima
Chairman Yamaltu Deba- Member

d) Arc. Yakubu Mamman
Director Building MoH- Member

e) Hon Jani Adamu Bello
Deputy Chief of Staff – Member

f) Arc. Aminu Muhammad Bolo
PIM&E – Member

g) Umar Faruq Bello Pindiga
Rep. Local Community- Member

GSSS Kaltungo (Lakanje) Sub Committee:

a) Hon. MijinYawa Yahaya
Hon Comm. Water Resources – Chairman

b) Hon. Babaji Babadidi, Chairman SUBEB- Member

c) Hon. Faruq Aliyu Umar
Chairman Kaltungo LGA – Member

d) Hon. Abubakar Dantata
Rep. Local Community- Member

e) Engr. Muhammad Kabir Dauda PIM&E –
Member

f) Mr. Jeron Jeremiah
Quantity Surveyor- Member

g) Dr. Bertha Audu Danja
Rep. Local Community- Member

The Committee’s terms of reference as revealed by the SSG are as follows:

I. To monitor all projects in the 3 Mega Schools and ensure timely delivery for a proper and smooth take off.

II. To identify manpower gaps and the additional teaching and non-teaching staff for appropriate deployment to the schools.

III. To make recommendations on the number of students to be admitted in each of the three schools.

IV. To make recommendations for the commencement of academic activities in the schools.

V. To make any other recommendations that would facilitate the smooth take-off of the schools.

The Task Force is required to submit interim reports as per the milestone achieved in the course of the assignment. However, it shall submit its final report by the end of December, 2022.

Recall that as part of his resolve to reposition the education in Gombe State, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya had declared a state of emergency in the sector and also vowed to establish Maga Schools across the senatorial zones that will be cosmopolitan in nature with state-of-the- art facilities to make teaching and learning more conducive and effective with qualified and well trained teachers employed for optimal performance. This is in addition to other measures put in place by his administration to turn around the education sector by addressing the challenges of poor infrastructure, out-of-school children, while boosting enrolment across the state.

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