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FG ASSURES NIGERIANS OF ADEQUATE SECURITY FOR UNITY COLLEGES

The Federal Govt has assured Nigerians of adequate security for all the 110 unity colleges across the country.

Minister of education, Mall. Adamu Adanu who was represented by the permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Arch. sonny Echono gave the assurance today at the Federal government college Otobi, Benue State during the commissioning ceremony of critical projects at the college.

He said the safety of school children is a topmost priority to the Government of President Mohammadu Buhari led administration and no stone will be left unturned in her efforts to ensure the safe recovery of the remaining abducted children of Federal Government College,Birnin Yauri, in kebbi state.

He assured Nigerians that the Federal govt is putting in place greater security measures including a complex and sophisticated communication architecture that will make it almost impossible for bandits and other criminal elements to operate so as to safeguard all unity colleges as well as prevent a reoccurrence of the Yauri ugly experience.

the Minister also announced that the Federal Government has approved the full engagement of teachers engaged by the Parent Teachers Associations across unity colleges, otherwise known as PTA teachers.

Mall. Adamu gave indications that the Ministry has already begun the process that will lead to the regularization of the appointments of these teachers.

The engagement of the PTA teachers according to the Minister will be restricted to qualified teachers who meet the new entry requirements into the teaching profession in Nigeria.

Highlights of the occasion were the commissioning of a 3000 capacity assembly hall, two blocks of classrooms, an ultra-modern staff room, a ring road within the school premises, a drainage system, science laboratories, solar street lights, renovated hostels, a guest house, and a sports complex among others. Dignitaries who graced the occasion include; the deputy speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. chris Adaji, and His Royal Highness, Ada of Otukpo among others.

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