The Gombe State government, yesterday, launched a newly established primary and junior secondary school in Kumbiya-Kumbiya, a political ward in the state.
WikkiTimes gathered that Kumbiya-Kumbiya is the only ward without a primary or secondary school in the state capital.
Named ‘Alabura Model School’, the two-storey building consists of 36 classrooms, two offices, two staff-rooms and two computer rooms (e-Library) — furnished and equipped with modern facilities.
WikkiTimes learnt that the school was named after a renowned educationist, late Malam Alabura S. Kudi.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Governor of Gombe state, Inuwa Yahya said his administration awarded the contract for the school in June last year and it was completed in less than 12 months.
According to him, the government had provided sporting facilities, water supply and good access roads to enhance total learning for the pupils and students.
Yahaya added that at the beginning of his administration, there were problems with the high number of out-of-school children and dilapidated structures and facilities in primary and secondary schools in the state.
His words: “We were able to improve on the enrollment figures significantly, renovated more than 400 classrooms and constructed over 200 new ones.
“We also ensured the provision of learning and teaching materials and recently approved the engagement of 1,000 teachers through the state Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to boost the human resource capacity in our schools.
“Also, the administration is currently constructing five mega senior secondary schools as well as improving the standard of other junior model schools,” he said.