The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has pledged prompt action to tackle issues affecting the primary and secondary education system in Abuja. Dr. Danlami Hayyo, the mandate secretary of the Education Secretariat, made this commitment following a visit to various secondary schools in Abuja to oversee the commencement of the second term.
During the monitoring tour, Mr. Hayyo emphasized that the objective was to identify challenges affecting schools and ensure effective solutions. He assured that the Education Secretariat had taken note of all problems encountered and would engage with the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, to implement swift actions.
Highlighting the administration’s commitment to education, Mr. Hayyo noted that N13.1 billion had been allocated in the 2023 budget for renovations, construction, and the provision of furniture for schools in the FCT.
Expressing satisfaction with the turnout on the first day of the new term, Mr. Hayyo commended the dedication of both students and teachers despite the recent holiday season.
He stated, “The turnout is encouraging. I expected to see a low attendance rate considering the Christmas and New Year break, but fortunately for us, almost all the students are back and ready for learning. The teachers have resumed work and are prepared to contribute effectively.”
Encouraging teachers to meet expectations, Mr. Hayyo emphasized the possibility of replacing underperforming school administrators with competent ones.
The schools visited during the monitoring included Government Science and Technical College in Area 3, Government Secondary School in Tundun-Wada, and Glisten Group of Schools in Jahi.
In conclusion, the FCTA’s proactive approach to addressing educational challenges reflects a commitment to providing quality education in Abuja. The allocated budget underscores the administration’s determination to enhance educational infrastructure and create a conducive learning environment for students.