Fun­taj do­nates so­lar power equip­ment to Kuje schools

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Richard P. Ng­bokai

Fun­taj In­ter­na­tional School, Abuja, Wed­nes­day, started its ru­ral school in­ter­ven­tion project tagged: ‘Light up Naija,’ by do­nat­ing so­lar power equip­ment to two ju­nior sec­ondary schools in Kuje, Abuja.

The two ben­e­fit­ting schools, Ju­nior Sec­ondary School, Da­fara and Ju­nior Sec­ondary School, Pegi, re­ceived three power pan­els each, one charg­ing unit and 75 recharge­able bulbs for on­ward dis­tri­bu­tion to stu­dents pre­par­ing for JSCE.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Fun­taj In­ter­na­tional Limited, Mrs Funke Ibrahim, said that the com­mu­nity ori­ented project was aimed at im­prov­ing qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try, espe­cially in ar­eas lack­ing elec­tric­ity sup­ply.

She said that the light up project was in­tended to pro­vide al­ter­na­tive power source for study to stu­dents in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, in place of can­dles and kerosene lamps which she said were dan­ger­ous to health and ecosys­tem.

The di­rec­tor, while pre­sent­ing the ma­te­ri­als to the ben­e­fit­ting schools, charged prin­ci­pals to use them ju­di­ciously.

Re­ceiv­ing the ma­te­ri­als at Da­fara, the prin­ci­pal of the school, Mr Jiya John, thanked Fun­taj for the ges­ture and ap­pealed to the FCT Univer­sal Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Board (UBEB) for more in­ter­ven­tion and im­prove­ment of ed­u­ca­tion stan­dard.

He iden­ti­fied lack of teach­ing staff as a ma­jor prob­lem, say­ing that some sub­jects could not be taught in the school.

Photo: Richard P. Ng­bokai

An of­fi­cial of the FCT Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tariat, Mrs Ni­mat Ab­dul­ra­heem, com­mis­sions the light- up Naija Project at JSS Pegi, Kuje

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