Written by Edrina EMMANUEL

FCT SEB takes steps to tackle inadequate classrooms

Ahead of September 2018 admission, the chairman of the FCT Secondary Education Board, Hon. Musa Muhammad, has given the assurance that the issue of inadequate classrooms will be dealt with before then.

He made this known when he led some management staff on inspection of schools aimed at finding solution to the challenges of inadequate classrooms and congestion in schools in the territory. 

Speaking during the visit to Government Science Secondary School and Government Secondary School, Abaji, respectively, the chairman said the inadequate classrooms hampers admission into the various senior secondary schools. 

He said the Secretary for Education, Senator Isa Maina, was concerned about the prospective qualified students gaining admission, therefore the need to take urgent steps to avoid congestion. 

Muhammad further stated that the FCT Administration places the education of residents as priority and lays emphasizes on accessibility and affordability. 

He frowned at a situation where transition from the junior secondary schools to senior schools are delayed thereby making students to stay at home without engaging them in any meaningful activities. 

Speaking also, the chairman, Abaji area council, Hon. Abdulrahman Ajiya, described the inspection as timely and a welcome development as the area council is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the students transition from the junior schools to senior secondary progresses well. 

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