Builds new schools and takes measures to boost enrolment

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, on Tuesday, disclosed that the state is set to attain primary education for all children by 2015. 

Nyako made this known at the inauguration and handing over ceremony of a primary school constructed by Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Mayo-Belwa LGA. 

He said the government had been consistent in paying counterpart funds to access all funds due to the state with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). 

“Our government has so far established 150 new junior secondary schools and additional 312 primary schools, as well as built more than 5,000 additional classrooms in the last four years,” the governor said.

“We have also established computer centres in 60 model primary schools and introduced distribution of free school uniform for all pupils in the state in order to boost enrolment. I am highly optimistic, based on the data available to me, that Adamawa State will attain primary education for all children by 2015.”

Nyako commended the Republic of South Korea for their help with the education project, describing it as priceless and a most precious gift to humanity. 

The Minister of State for Education, Ezenwo Wike, thanked the Korean government for its keen interest and support to the development of education in the country. 

He urged Korea to extend the gesture to more states and also facilitate its plan to build a model training centre in FCT, Teachers Training schools in Enugu, and a Technical College in Port Harcourt. 

The Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Jong Hyunchoi, stressed his country’s commitment to the advancement of education in Nigeria and called for proper utilisation of the projects. 

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