WorldStage NewsOnline—-The Gombe State Government has confirmed the capturing of plan to provide toilet facilities in all the public schools in the state in its 2019 budget.
Alhaji Ishaku Abdullahi, Gombe State Commissioner for Education, who disclosed this on Friday said the state government was already aware of the situation of things in the schools.
According to him, building of toilet facilities across the state’s primary and secondary schools has been captured in the current budget.
“We have captured the issue of inadequate toilets in schools in this year’s budget. Before now, we have been working on the construction of toilets in boarding schools across the state.
“Now that we are done with that, our concern has shifted to day schools in the Metropolis. We are aware of the shortcoming, but we are addressing the issues with this year’s budget,’’ he said.
On fencing of schools, the commissioner said: “90 per cent of our schools are fenced.
“We are working on fixing the remaining 10 per cent to ensure that school facilities are not abused by outsiders.”
Abdullahi said that Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo had done a lot in the education sector, adding that government was working towards addressing challenges in the sector.
He charged the management of public schools to take the issue of sanitation seriously, adding that the health of pupils and students were of utmost concern to the state government.