FCTA to build more class­rooms, em­ploy teach­ers

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ma­likatu Umar Shuaibu

The Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FCTA) will soon com­mence the con­struc­tion of more class­rooms and em­ploy­ment of teach­ers in or­der to im­prove stan­dard and to de­con­gest the class­rooms.

FCT Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tary Dr. Bala Mo­hammed Li­man dropped this hint while speak­ing with a sec­tion of the me­dia dur­ing an in­spec­tion of re­sump­tion of schools in Abuja, last week.

He noted that it was the obli­ga­tion of the FCTA, through the sec­re­tariat, to en­sure main­te­nance of stan­dards in schools.

“We need to do two things to de­con­gest schools; we need to build more class­rooms and we need to have more teach­ers. We need to do these things to­gether, and that is what we in­tend to do, and that is why we’ve asked each school and board to try and come up with their needs re­quire­ment so that we know ex­actly what we need to do.

“There is no point say­ing that we are go­ing to do this or that, be­cause we do not know ex­actly what each school re­quires,” he said.

Also speak­ing on the essence of the visit to the schools and find­ings made dur­ing the visit, Dr. Li­man said: “Usu­ally when schools re­sume, we go round to see how they are set­tling down; stu­dents and teach­ers’ re­sump­tion and whether they have any nig­gling prob­lems that we can try and fix im­me­di­ately.”

Peo­ple wait to col­lect their per­ma­nent voter’s card at INEC of­fice at Karu in Abuja on Fri­day

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