Senator Wakili converts own house to primary school

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By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi.
Senator Ali Wakili (APC) Bauchi South has converted his house at Lere, his domicile village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state into a primary school for the benefit of the children of the community.
Wakili was speaking during the graduation ceremony of 37 pupils of ‘Tarbiyatul Islam’ nursery and primary school, Lere, where the lawmaker explained that he dedicated the house near a primary school in order to expand it and provide more classes that would accommodate numerous children.
He noted that Tafawa Balewa Local Government has few schools built by the government which informed his decision to hand over his plot and the empty house to the community for conversion into a school with a view to complementing the existing ones and encouraging parents to enroll their wards.
The Senator donated the sum of N90, 000 to the school, a sewing machine to the overall best male pupil Mansur Musa, and a grinding machine to his female counterpart Hussaina Munkaila, with a promise to sponsor all the 37 graduands to junior secondary schools.
Senator Ali Wakili recalled that he had recently built a special lodge for corps members in the area, and asked the school authority to request for deployment of the youths from the NYSC Secretariat to the school to assist in inculcating knowledge in their pupils.
Earlier, Headmaster of the school, Alhaji Yusuf Dandada explained that they started with less than 100 children in both nursery and primary sections whereas the school now has almost 500 pupils which, according to him, was an indication that parents in the village are now interested in sending their children to school.

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