Sonny Echono

The Federal Government has given a directive for the refurbishment of all unity schools, otherwise known as Federal Government Colleges across Nigeria.

The permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education, Sunny Echono, said this during the monitoring of the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) in Abuja on Saturday.

Echono said President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval to the ministry of education to rehabilitate dilapidated structures and construct new classrooms in Unity Schools to accommodate more pupils.

“We are pleased that the President graciously approved that we should begin to rehabilitate many of these unity colleges,” he said.

“We are improving our libraries, the laboratory and other amenities.

“We are also recruiting additional teachers. Both the regularisation of PTA teachers and new equipment are ongoing.

“The minister of power, works and housing, too has come to our aid in Abuja, and he approved some interventions to rehabilitate classrooms in Abuja unity schools.”

Currently, Nigeria has 104 unity schools across the country.

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