Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State has expressed worry over the deplorable condition of primary and secondary schools, calling it a disaster.
Speaking during an unscheduled visit to primary and secondary schools within Gombe metropolis, the governor expressed displeasure over the population of students’ in each classroom and the dilapidated buildings.
Also, he decried the poor performance of students’ in public examinations as no senior secondary school student passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as revealed by the principals.
The governor’s concern was particularly on Jekadafari and Gombe Central Primary Schools, where over 250 pupils were crowded in a classroom, a development which is not ethical to teaching and learning, leading to ultimate poor performance of pupils and students.
Similarly at the Government Girls Secondary School, Doma; the governor observed that over 200 students were accommodated in a class, while in Government Day Secondary School, Gandu, the principal of the school, Mallam Dan Azumi complained that, none out of the 958 students that sat for senior school examinations was qualified to get a university admission.
The principal called on the governor as an education friendly leader, to constitute a committee that would address the problems of education in the state.
However, the governor has enjoined the people of the state to wait for the outcome of the committee, reiterating his determination to implement its recommendations as promised while inaugurating it.