he Bauchi State Government has promised to build 12 new schools across the state as a way of dealing with the problem of being the state with the highest number of children out of school in the country.
The state Governor, Mr. Bala Mohammed disclosed this in Zaki Local Government Area of the state, while inspecting the rehabilitation works going on in the Government Senior Secondary School, Zaki, in Zaki Local Government Area of the state.
Bala who explained the rationale behind the facelift being given to dilapidated educational infrastructures in the state, said “we have the highest number of out-of -school children, we have the highest number of dilapidated schools and we have decided to start with Zaki, where we are spending about N350 million”
He added that the state needed to catch with other states in the country in terms of educational development and that was why twelve more schools would have to be built across the state.
He lamented that the Government Senior Secondary School, Zaki, suffered neglect for over 40 years, adding that his administration decided to launch the educational renewal of Bauchi state in Zaki in appreciation of the people’s support to him during the election that brought him to power.
Mohammed said that his administration was borrowing a leaf from the first civilian governor of the state, late Alhaji Abubakar Ali, who facilitated the development of the state in the area of provision of infrastructure, schools and health services across the state.
“He was the one who built schools in every local government area; he was the one who built all the local government headquarters’ secretariats; he was the one who built all the roads we are enjoying today especially, in Bauchi city. We want to do as much as he has done. We will make sure we make the name of Abubakar Tatari Ali a legacy in Nigeria,” Mohammed said.