Zamfara First Lady laments dilapidation of girls’ school in Gusau

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Gusau, Zamfara.

The Wife of Zamfara Governor, Hajiya Hurriya Lawal, on Saturday, expressed dismay over the dilapidated state of the Government Girls’ Arabic Secondary School, Gusau, saying, “it is unacceptable.”

Lawal, who was on an assessment tour of the school,  said education was one of Gov. Dauda Lawal-led administration’s top priorities.

The school was among the several secondary schools shut by the immediate past administration because of security challenge.

The governor’s wife said, “I am happy with this visit. I can see the condition of this school and I have listened to the Principal’s presentation.

“I noticed a lot of challenges, especially the issues of electricity, lack of vehicles, absence of matrons and health workers and general dilapidation of the students’ hostels, among others.

“This is unacceptable, we cannot continue to allow schools for our children to continue to be closed”, she said.

“As we all know, my husband Gov. Dauda Lawal, since assumption of office as governor of this state has been according priority to education.

“I have great passion for the girl-child education, we will make sure that our children in this school return to continue with their studies,” she said.

Lawal promised that the state government would urgently renovate and re-open the school.

Earlier, the school’s Principal, Hajiya Hafsatu Musa,  commended the governor’s wife for the visit.

Musa said the school had been closed down about three years ago by the previous administration.

“Before, we had over 2000 female students, after deboarding this school.We currently have about 100 Day students,” she said.

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