Seven new secondary schools were built across the state at the total cost of N1.1billion by Governor Masari’s Administration.
A report written by Abdu Labaran, Director Media and Publicity to Governor Masari revealed that “Twenty-Five (25) secondary schools across the three Senatorial zones in the state underwent complete rehabilitation and upgrading at the total cost of N3.2billion.”
The report also indicates that “Forty-Eight (48) secondary schools suffering from dilapidation and damage by storm received partial repair and rehabilitation at the cost of N7 billion.
Out of the Eighteen (18) Science and Technical Vocational Schools in the state, thirteen (13) were completely rehabilitated and upgraded at the cost of about N2 billion.
Labaran also said, “Government has promoted, with payment of full arrears, over 1,100 primary and secondary schools teachers in the state, some of whom have had no promotion for upwards of 10 years.”
He added that ” All-girls secondary schools in the state have been converted to boarding.
With over 2,000 teachers already recruited for primary and secondary schools, 5,000 more are currently being recruited under the State S-Power Programme.