(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of efforts to improve on the state’s educational infrastructure, the Bauchi State government has upgraded three model primary schools, with the provision of health centres and water, in three local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed by Alhaji Garba Babaji, the Permanent Secretary, State Rural Water Supply Agency (RUWASSA), during the inspection tour of ongoing projects by Gov. Bala Mohammed, in Dagauda district of Dambam Local Government Area.The three affected model primary schools are located in three communities of Dagauda in Dambam, Yelwan Duguri in Alkaleri and Mashema in Itas/Gadau Local Government Areas of the state.
The three model primary schools encompass classrooms, laboratories, ICT, staff accommodation, computer center, administration blocks and health centers. Each of the model schools has 18 to 19 classrooms which are 85 per cent completed.
While explaining that the project was executed under the Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Programme (IBSDLEIP), with the support of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Babaji assured that the project would be completed by the end of April and put into use. The five states that have benefited from this programme include, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The project will improve the quality of life of the poor and vulnerable by increasing their access to basic social services, such as water, sanitation, hygiene, health and education, livelihood opportunities, food security and safety. It is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Plan” for Emergency Transition, Recovery and Peacebuilding, for the North Eastern states of Nigeria.