Almajiri Schools To Be Inaugurated In March – FG

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN COMMISSIONED THE FIRST MODEL ALMAJIRI BOARDING PRIMARY SCHOOL IN SOKOTO STATE

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN COMMISSIONED THE FIRST MODEL ALMAJIRI BOARDING PRIMARY SCHOOL IN SOKOTO STATE

The Federal Government will in March start inaugurating the completed almajiri and special girl-child schools across the country, says an official.

The Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, announced this at a meeting with the management of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and contractors handling the projects.

Wike said some 50 per cent of the contracts had been completed and furnished.

He added that after the inauguration, the schools would be handed over to the state governments.

The minister noted that the remaining 50 per cent of the contracts awarded in the first phase of the project were over 90 per cent completed.

He, however, said that contractors awarded the contracts in the first phase of the schools’ construction but failed to complete them by the end of February would be sanctioned.

He announced that he would embark on a nationwide inspection of the projects next week. (NAN)

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