Bank Renovates 56-Year -Old School Classrooms


Fidelity Bank has reno
vated three blocks of classrooms at Zaria Children’s School as part of its corporate social responsibilities.
Speaking at the inauguration of the project in Zaria last  Saturday, the bank’s Executive Director, North, Alhaji Mohammed Balarabe, said the project was aimed at impacting positively on the society.
Balarabe, who was represented by one of the bank’s management staff, Mr Anthony Yaro, said human endeavours such as the environment, education, health and social welfare remained the bank’s focus.
According to him, the bank strives to reinforce strong and healthy community relations by identifying with host communities in relevant activities and projects.
“As a bank, we believe that being responsible in the most effective way to bring about change in any society is necessary.”
Also speaking, Alhaji Salisu Halidu, who chaired the occasion, identified dilapidated infrastructure including classrooms as one of the challenges facing the 56-year-old school.
He appealed to well-meaning individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the school to further boost its development.
Halidu noted that two blocks of two classrooms recently renovated by an organisation, 40 standard two-seater desks, plastic chairs and refurbished tables had been provided the school.
The Emir of Zazzau, Dr Shehu Idris, who was represented by the Fagachin Zazzau, Alhaji Umar Mohammed, applauded the bank’s intervention and called on the school to make judicious use of the gesture for its educational growth.
Earlier, the Director of the school, Hajiya Habiba Haruna-Soba, recalled that the school was founded by Mrs Iris Dexter in 1959 as a nursery school.
“But in 1966 when Dexter was leaving the country, she donated the school to the community and this made the school unique and one of its kind in Zaria,  Kaduna State.
“Performance of our students and pupils is excellent both in internal and external examinations, and they perform very well in quiz and debate competitions,’’ she said.