Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar.
Bauchi governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has decried the dilapidation and neglect suffered by schools in the state over the years.
The governor expressed his displeasure when he paid an unscheduled visit to Government Secondary School, Giade recently.
In a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Abubakar Al-Sadique, on Monday, Governor Abubakar said that the level of neglect suffered by important social institutions in the state led to the rot in the school established in the Second Republic by late Governor Abubakar Tatari Ali.
The governor restated that education is the only enduring legacy that can be bequeathed generations, but observed that the sector was not accorded the desired attention by the past administration.
He said: “We have seen the level of dilapidation in this school, especially in the students’ hostels where students are left to sleep and receive lectures on bare floor, make shift kitchen where food is prepared for them, among others. Honestly, this school does not qualify for a school.”
“This is the way we have inherited most schools and hospitals from the past administration. Government Secondary School Giade only symbolizes the state of dilapidated structure inherited, but Insha Allah something is going to be done very soon”, Abubakar assured.
The governor therefore urged the state’s Commissioner of Education who is also his deputy, Engineer Nuhu Gidado to make a quick assessment of the level of dilapidation of Government Secondary School, Giade and commence the renovation of the school immediately.