From Francis Nansak, Lafia
No fewer than 11 public schools in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State which were recently affected by rainstorm have been pencilled down for immediate reconstruction by the state government.
The Commissioner for Education, Mr. Ahmed Tijjani, disclosed this on Friday during an on the spot assessment of the schools.
While saying that the havoc happened at a time students were preparing for exams, the commissioner said the level of destruction of the schools by the rainstorm was very serious hence the need for urgent intervention.
He said all the destroyed schools would be rebuilt immediately and perimeter fence would also be built to forestall encroachment by some persons and animals during and after learning period.
Speaking further, the commissioner said apart from rebuilding the destroyed schools, N150 million would also be used in each of the 13 local government areas to renovate secondary schools.
He sympathised with the students and teachers of the affected schools and assured them that the schools would be fix for normal academic activities to resume in the shortest possible time .
On his part, Henry Vanda, Principal, Government Secondary School, Doma North, expressed gratitude to the commissioner , saying that six blocks of classrooms, including examination hall were completely destroyed in the school.
The AUTHORITY reports that apart from the 11 public schools affected by the rainstorm in the area, a number of private schools were also affected, but there was no clarity to whether the state government would as a matter of concern assist them in small measure.