Governor visits school after media spotlight
Following a recent report by a national daily on the deplorable condition and pathetic state of the co-education secondary school, the governor of Gombe state, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has paid an unscheduled visit to the Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Dadinkowa to assess the level of infrastructural decay in the school.
The governor, lamented the state of the school’s infrastructure, blaming the previous administration in the state for the despicable condition of the leaning centre.
He said, “Ever since I read about the school’s pathetic state in a national newspaper about a week ago, I resolved to pay an unscheduled visit to the school so as to validate what I read and take the necessary action”.
“I am here today, unfortunately I learnt that students vacated the school this Thursday morning for holiday but what I saw today after being conducted round is appalling and beyond imagination, the deplored facility here is not far from prison. In fact prison is even better. With this poor learning environment, I wonder how a child studying here will have the desired knowledge for a brighter future”.
He described the environment as unconducive for learning. He however vowed that his administration will ensure a proper assessment of the situation, pledging to take prompt action to revive the school to a model one with modern educational facilities that can compete favorably with its counterparts across the states of the federation.
Governor Yahaya, accompanied by the Commissioner of Education and other cabinet members, was conducted round the classrooms, hostels, Kitchen and other structures.
Government Comprehensive secondary school Dadinkowa is a mixed school of about 1000 students, accommodating the male students in the boarding facility while their female counterparts attend day classes.