RSG Begins Work On Schools

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (4th right), Rt. Rev.  Peter Ogunmuyiwa of the African Church, North and Abuja Diocese,  (middle), with members of the diocese, during their visit to the Vice President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (4th right), Rt. Rev. Peter Ogunmuyiwa of the African Church, North and Abuja Diocese, (middle), with members of the diocese, during their visit to the Vice President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has announced the formal commencement of total rehabilitation of public secondary schools in Rivers State in a phased programme targeted at reviving decayed infrastructure in the schools.
The governor announced the commencement of the rehabilitation of the schools when he inspected commencement of work at Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta in Obio /Akpor Local Government Area on Saturday.
He expressed  satisfaction  with  the  quality  of  internal roads being constructed at Government  Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta in Obio /Akpor, stating the facilities  in the schools  will  create a right learning  environment  in the  institutions .
The schools being rehabilitated  include, Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori; Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Port Harcourt; Government Secondary School, Ubima; Government Secondary School, Rumuokwuta; Government Secondary School, Isiokpo; Kalabari National College, Buguma; Maria High School, Bane, Khana LGA; Nyemoni Grammar School, Abonnema; Okrika Grammar School, Okrika; Western Ahoada County High School; and Government Secondary School, Okaki.
Wike assured the people of the state that he will reintroduce boarding schools with up-to-date facilities to improve the standard of education in the state.
He regretted the dilapidated state of facilities in most schools in the state, saying that his administration will select pilot schools across the state for upgrade as model schools.
The state chief executive stated that the rehabilitation  of the schools will include upgrade of the laboratories, libraries, classrooms, hostels and other academic facilities.
The governor added that internal roads in the schools will be constructed and the environmental aesthetics of the schools developed
He said: “We are developing model boarding schools across the state.  Our intention is to develop a standard system that will enhance learning for our children.
“The development of model boarding schools will be done in phases within the limit of the state’s resources. In all the schools, we shall have standard laboratories, libraries, proper fences for security of students and comfortable classrooms”.
The governor pointed out that phased rehabilitation of the public secondary schools in the state covers all the three senatorial districts of the state.