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Wike Vows To Rehabilitate Rivers Schools

Posted: Nov 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Daniel Abia
Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Wike has announced the formal commencement  of total rehabilitation  of  public  secondary  schools  in Rivers  State  in a phased program  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, Rumuokuta in Obio /Akpor Local Government Area on Saturday. 
He expressed  satisfaction  with  the  quality  of  internal roads being constructed at Government  Girls Secondary School, Rumuokuta in Obio /Akpor, stating the facilities  in the schools  will  create a right learning  environment  in the  institutions . 
The schools being rehabilitated include:  1. Birabi  memorial grammar school Bori 2. Govt. Comprehensive Secondary School. PH 3. Government Secondary School. Ubima. 4. Government. Secondary School Rumuokwuta Ph. 5. Govt. Sec. Schl. Isiokpo. 6. Kalabari National College, Buguma. 7. Maria High Schl. Bane, Khana LGA. 8. Nyemoni Grammar School, Abonnema. 9. Okrika Grammar Schl. Okrika. 10. Western Ahoada County High School 11. Govt Sec Sch, Okaki
Governor 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.
Governor Wike 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.