Idibia Gabriel, Kaduna
Kaduna State Commissioner of Education, Professor Andrew Nok, has unveils plans by the state government to convert 15 government secondary schools in the state into a full-fledged boarding schools.
Professor Nok made this known while addressing a press conference at the Kaduna State Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Friday.
The schools to be converted into full-fledged boarding schools includes: Queen Amina College Kakuri, Govt. Girls Secondary School Kawo, Govt. Technical College Malali, Barewa College Zaria, Girls Science Secondary School Kowai, Govt. College Kagoro, Alhudahuda College Zaria, Govt. Girls Sec. School Soba, Govt. College Saminaka, Rimi College, Govt. College – Kaduna, Govt Sec. School Kachia, Govt. Girls College Zonkwa and Govt. Sec. School – Giwa.
He sighted instance with Govt. College, Kaduna and Rimi College, which he said are day schools or facilities, but would be converted into a full-fledged boarding schools, while others which are already boarding will be made effective.
He said plans are also underway to renovate and upgrade the hostels, library, clinics facilities and total landscaping of the schools to give it an aura of an academic environment.
Prof. Nok said the government is also working towards building perimeter fence around its schools against influx of hoodlums who invade the schools and carry out attacks.
On school feeding programme put in place by the government, Professor Nok debunked allegation that the program has been suspended.
According to him, “the School feeding is still on. We hold Education Intervention Committee every Wednesday to monitor the program closely and effectively.
“In fact, by next term, we intend to improve the design of the school feeding programme”, Prof. Nok stated.