Substandard Project : Nasarawa Assembly Summon Adefo Ventures, NSUBEB, To deal With Absentist Teachers

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Rabiu Omaku

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly committee on Education few days after summoning the Secretary to the State Government,Hon.Ahmed Tijjani Aliyu to appear and give vivid explanation on why N1bn was released in 2018 for the renovation of Secondary Schools and the condition of schools are worse.


The Committee on Education in continuation of it’s tour of public schools has summoned Adefo Ventures, the contractor handling most of the school projects across the state  to appear before the lawmakers on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 by 10am over sub standard jobs.


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The House has also invited the management of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to appear alongside  the contractor to give some clarifications on why Adefo Ventures work in remote areas  are substandard than those in urban centres.


Hon Daniel Ogah Ogazi, the Chairman of the Committee gave the directive on Thursday when he led other members of the committee in continuation of the committee’s inspection tour of School projects in Akwanga and Wamba Local Government Areas  of the state.


The committee penciled down list of some contractors that their jobs are substandard and will submit their list to SUBEB to bring them for clarifications before the committee within next week.


Ogazi irked over the number of teachers abandoning their duty post  has  summoned 20 teachers of Government Junior Secondary School, Kurmin Tagwaye, Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State to appear before the committee on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 by 10am  over their absents in their duties post.


The committee Chairman said would appropriate action would be taken against the 20 teachers who are not in their duties post on Thursday, March 19. to serve as deterrent to others

“this school have 43 teachers based on what the principal told us, only 20  teachers are present, 3 took excused and we did not see the remaining 20 teachers as they are absent”.


” They teachers will appear on Monday to explain to us why they are not in their duties post today  when we visited the school, ” he said.


Ogazi urged teachers to be committed to their duties in order to complement the state Government’s huge investment in the education sector.


He gave kudos to head teachers and teachers of Islamic Primary School, Akwanga for being committed to their duties and called for its sustenance.


The Chairman directed the Best Folks Institute of Science and Technology, Wamba, a private school operating on the structure of Islamiya Primary School, Wamba to vacate the school on or before tommorow, March 20 or face sanction.


Ogazi further said, ” We have observed that some contractors has adhered strictly to their projects specifications while others did not.


” It is in view of this that we are directing all contractors handling school projects across the state to complete their works in the next two weeks or face revocation.


” We are also inviting the management of SUBEB to appear on Monday, March 23rd alongside with some contractors who failed to adhered to their project specifications  ,” he said.


He commended Gov. Andullahi Sule for the massive constructions and renovations of schools across the state.


He has assured of the committee’s continued readiness to move round the ongoing projects in order to ensure that quality works are delivered  by contractors.


He urged community leaders to take ownership of  projects works in their domains to ensure that right things are done by contractors.


” We are also calling on community leaders to take ownership of projects in their domains to ensure that contractors adhere to their projects specifications, ‘ he said


It would be reported that projects inspected include LGEA Primary School, Ningo, LGEA Primary School, Nunku, LGEA Primary School, Mada Hills,

Islamic primary School, Akwanga

LGEA Primary School, Kurmin Tagwaye,,

LGEA Primary School, Buku, all in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.


Others are LGEA Primary School, Gbata

LGEA Primary School , Wamba Kurmin

Islamiya Primary School, Wamba,

CMS Primary School, Wamba, LGEA Primary School, Wamba, RCM Primary School, Wamba, Nuru Islam  Primary School, Wamba

LGEA Primary School, Gwagi Wamba, Kango Sudan Primary School, Wamba

LGEA Primary School, Mararaba Gongon

LGEA Primary School, Sisin Baki

SUM Science Pilot School Chessu

LGEA Primary School, Arum Kado

LGEA Primary School, Arum Tumara

LGEA Primary School, Turkwan Mission and LGEA Primary School, Yashi Sarki ,all from Wamba Local Government Area of the State.

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