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FCTA awards N3.9b contracts, upgrades Abuja principals, schools



The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has awarded N3.9 billion contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of projects in 19 schools in Abuja.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the territory’s Secretary for Education, Senator Isa Maina mentioned the projects to include the construction of an administrative block at GSCT Bwari; expansion of stores at FCT College of Education, Zuba; procurement of a 30-KVA generating set; building of a generator house for the Department of Higher Education in Asokoro as well as the construction of classrooms, library and perimetre fence in secondary schools within the federal capital city, among others.

The document, signed by the Public Relations Officer to the FCT official, Anthony Ogunleye, further disclosed that the FCTA also paid N2.9 billion outstanding debts for the building of classrooms for some of the primary and secondary schools within the territory.

Maina said that the provision of physical infrastructure was consistent with the vision of the secretariat in realisation that such was the backbone of the school system.

On upward review of school feeding, he noted: ‘’Owing to rising inflation and high cost of food items, the FCT Minister had approved the increase from N200 to N300 per student daily. This has greatly improved the quality and quantity of food of students in the boarding schools.”

According to him, the minister had also approved the recertification of 20 schools and upgraded their principals to Grade Level 17 officers.

Maina stressed that the efforts were geared towards effective management of some of the bigger schools in the territory.

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