About 18 months after Daily Trust published a story on a 42-year-old dilapidated Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Dadin-Kowa in Gombe State, the school has been renovated by the state government.
The report published on December 3, 2019, was headlined ‘Inside Gombe school where students share hostels with bats.’
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya had after the report visited the school to assess the level of infrastructural decay, where he lamented the poor state of the school’s infrastructure.
He vowed that his administration would take prompt action to revive the school to a model with modern educational facilities that could compete favourably with others across the country.
Speaking during a visit to inspect the ongoing renovation project, Governor Yahaya expressed satisfaction with the complete transformation in comparison to the first time he visited the school in December 2019.
“So far, we have done a lot by putting up classrooms, laboratories, a befitting library and a normal infrastructure needed for good and sound high-quality education. And I can say that we have succeeded in changing the school narratives,” he said.
According to him, the dream of his administration is to ensure that the state ranks among the first 10 states with a high-quality education in Nigeria.
Our correspondent reports that the classrooms, administration block, students’ hostel were furnished with desk and bedding with mattresses, while the school was equally equipped with modern laboratories for Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
It was observed that four blocks of staff quarters were renovated and a new 160 bed-capacity hostel block was also built to complement the old hostel which was built 42 years ago.