Mal. Ibrahim Dahiru has challenged the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to leave to his responsibility by paying teachers’ salaries as at when due.
The chairman of the occasion gave the indication during the 50 years Golden Jubilee of Government Science School, Lafia.
Dahiru also called on the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to accord impetus to the supply of modern Science equipment to schools in order to enhance the entire education sector in the state.
Saying the equipping of schools would go a long way in adding value to the educational sector, he emphasized on the need for teachers to go on workshops and seminars in order to boost their morale.
Dahiru also challenged LOSA members to rise up from their slumber by developing the school.
The emir of Lafia in his address commended the Association for acknowledging Lafia traditional council, saying the traditional institution would give LOSA the needed support.
The president of LOSA, Usman Sani Umar reeled out some of the marvelous achievement recorded by the incumbent administration to include the total renovation of the dilapidated hall.
The state governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura while declaring the occasion open said a lot have been achieved by the current regime in the area of education.
The state commissioner of education, Tijjani Ahmed Aliyu who represent the governor averred that huge successes recorded include the construction of access road in an around the school.
He further said the free education policy of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is sustained through the provisions of dossiers and register and other valuables towards the upliftment of education.
Other voluminous achievements he listed were the recruitment of teachers, adding that the state ministry of education would embark on the screening of teachers in the state with an aim of rejuvenating the education sector for optimum result.
“The aim of the screening exercise was to ensure that qualify teachers take over our schools “he added.
The commissioner pleaded with the Organized Labour in the state to remain calm and resolute, recalling the series of strike embarked by workers in the state as a serious impediment to the state.
“The series of strike embarked by the Organized Labour is uncalled for the state”, attributing the shortfall in salary leading to percentage payment to the current economic crunch.
“Not only Nasarawa State but the federal government is feeling the recession, saying the federal allocation accrued to the state from the federation account is meager to take of the needs of the people
Tijjani said the state has reiterated its commitment towards the total overhauling of the education sector by committing 25% of 2017 budget to education.
Dahiru eulogized former senator representing Nasarawa West, Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi for supporting his alma-mata.
It could be recalled that the school established in 1967 has a total number of 72 students as against the present enrollment of 2,050 students, the principal; Ibrahim Orume commended the state governor for committing resource for the development of the school.
He unveiled that the school has a total number of 63 graduate teachers teaching in the school.
The 50 years Golden Jubilee of Government Science School, Lafia (formally Government Secondary School, Lafia) was a fanfare galore as selected Lafia Old Students Association (LOSA) members were honor while prices were given to the best performing teachers and students.