In keeping his promise to transform Benue schools, Governor Samuel Ortom today paid unscheduled visits to Government Girls Model Secondary School and Special School for Exceptional Children, both in Aliade, Gwer East Local Government Area where he directed immediate commencement of rehabilitation.

During the visit, the Governor directed the immediate construction of a perimeter fence round Government Girls Model Secondary School to guarantee security in the institution.

Governor Ortom, on behalf of government, apologised to the students for keeping them in the current learning environment and assured them that the school will wear a new look before the end of the year.

“My dear students, I assure you that as you leave for your holidays in July, you are coming back into a new school in September,” he stated.

The Governor encouraged the students to study hard and resist any temptation to commit negative acts capable of jeopardizing their future.


Briefing newsmen after inspecting structures of Special School for Exceptional Children, the Governor said his visit was based on reports of decay in the schools.

He expressed the determination of his administration to give face-lift to dilapidated government schools in order to make them conducive for students and teachers.

It will be recalled that during its first term, the Ortom administration commenced the renovation of schools among which were Government Girls Secondary School Makurdi as well as Government College Makurdi.

By Terver Akase and Jimin Geoffrey

Source: Benue State News

Author: Alexander Mezue

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