From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has decried the poor state of facilities in Government Girls Secondary School, Garaku, and ordered the Chairman of Kokona Local Government Area, Mr Saidu Kuriki, to commence work on the school immediately.
The governor was on an unexpected inspection visit to the school last Thursday, when he was confronted by the deplorable facilities in the girls’ school.
Engr. Sule, who was taken round the school premises by the Principal, Hajiya Madinatu Othman, was visibly moved by the plight of the students as they were exposed to leaking roofs and dilapidated condition of the hostels.
Expressing his displeasure, the governor pointed out that ” It is unacceptable for young girls who are being groomed to become well cultured ladies, to reside in the hostel, but had been forced to trek long distances away from the hostel building in order to find convenience or restrooms outside,” he lamented.
The governor immediately summoned the local government chairman and directed him to commence the roof work while the state government carefully studies the best mechanism by which all secondary schools in Nasarawa State will be maintained, secured and be standardized to meet with minimum standards of hygiene, safety, basic comfort and security.
Earlier, the school deputy head girl, Faith Daniel Akwe, had passionately appealed on behalf of other students, for government’s kind intervention to fix the leaking roofs, provide variety of food to the kitchen menu and increase the ration of food being served in the dining hall.