Nasarawa Govt plans to build 11 new boarding schools

Governor Umaru Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State

The Nasarawa State Government says it has concluded plans to build 11 new boarding schools across the state.

Alhaji Tijjani Ahmed, the State Commissioner for Education, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia.

Ahmed said that the plan was part of the state government determination to improve the standard of education in the state.

He said that the new boarding schools would bring the total number of boarding schools in the state to 39.

“Boarding facilities will enable the teachers and indeed the state government to properly monitor the academic development of the students.

“It will also offer them the opportunity to manage their time and activities,” he said.

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Ahmed added that the boarding schools would encourage socialisation of children from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.

According to him, due to the alarming rate of suspicion among the different ethnic groups in the state, there is need for an urgent effort to bring them together.

The commissioner said that his ministry had set machinery in motion to check examination malpractice in the state.

Ahmed said that any principal or teacher caught aiding examination malpractice in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Schools Examination would be punished.

He said that the ministry had zero tolerance to malpractice, warning that anyone caught indulging or aiding malpractice would face the full wrath of the law.

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