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Accolades For FCT Minister, Wike For Providing Scholarships To 13,964 Indigent Students

The mandate secretary for education in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Dr. Danlami Hayyo has praised the minister, Nyeson Wike for providing scholarship to
13,964 indigent students of various categories.
Dr. Hayyo, who spoke today, March when the minister launched the rehabilitations of some schools in the territory, said that the minister had since disbursed the sum of N280.3 million as scholarship to the fresh and existing indigent students across all levels of education.
According to him, the scholarships are parts of the efforts to leave no child behind in the quest for an educated society.
The mandate Secretary said that the rehabilitation of schools is aimed at revitalizing educational infrastructure in schools with a focus on rehabilitating and constructing various school facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries, admirative blocks, toilets and water system.
“The goal is to enhance the learning environment, promote education excellence and ensure the students and teachers have access to quality facilities, conducive to their academic and teachers’ development.”
Flagging off the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 19 schools in the capital territory, at the School of the Gifted in Gwagwalada Area Council, minister Wike said that the schools to be rehabilitated cut across the six Area Councils.
He said that his government is determined to give the best to the education sector, in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“It is not only access to education. If you give access to education without quality, then you have not given education. While we are providing access, we must also provide quality and the quality entails that the environment must be conducive and habitable.
“So, be assured that we will give you the best. We are looking into the teachers too, how we are going to provide quality teachers to teach our children.”
The Minister also assured the contractors working on the rehabilitation and reconstruction project of timely payment.
He said that funding for the project has been provided in the 2023 supplementary budget, adding that provision has also been made in the 2024 statutory budget for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 20 additional schools.
“Let me assure you contractors that nobody will be owed. As I came in, there was a file I met in the office.
“I made sure that your mobilization has been sent to the bank so that you don’t need to worry yourself. That has been done.”

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