<<< By Terver Akase >>>
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom says the renovation of 64 government-owned secondary schools planned to commence soon across the state is to underscore the importance his administration attaches to education and the future of the state.
Governor Ortom who stated this during a visit to Government Girls Secondary School, Makurdi, said the post-primary schools had been neglected for many years; a development which had led to the decay of school facilities.
He said the school was one of the schools most affected by dilapidation, promising upgrade facilities in the school such as reconstruction of classroom blocks, provision of state of the art instructional materials, construction of perimeter fence as well as land scape.
Governor Ortom said experts in engineering would be mobilised to carry out feasibility study in school with a view to commencing work.
He directed the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Dennis Ityavyar to facilitate the employment of three additional mathematics teachers to address the manpower shortage.
Earlier, Principal of the school, Mrs. Scholastica Liam, appealed for the employment of more teachers in mathematics and also drew the attention of the Governor to the collapsed portion of the fence.
Mrs. Liam thanked Governor Ortom for personally visiting the school to see things for himself and wished the present administration success.