From Umar Dankano,Yola
The Nigeria confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS) and Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Adamawa state chapter, have presented an award of recognition in transforming education sector in his local government area to the immediate past chairman of Fufore Council, Barrister Aliyu Wakili Boya, in the state.
Boya was honoured as “Friend of Education” by the two bodies jointly at a ceremony in Yola Thursday for his contribution to the development of education in his area.
Speaking at the occasion, spokesman of ANCOPPS, Abana Yusuf, said Boya deserved to be honoured for what he did to boost education in the emirate.
Yusuf listed construction and rehabilitation of classrooms, provision of scholarship and bursary support to students, as well as sponsoring the education of some physically challenged students among others as some of the contributions of Boya.
“Boya also paid the WAEC and NECO fees of best male and female students in 40 secondary schools,” Yusuf said.
Also speaking at the occasion, Adamawa Commissioner of Education, Julius Kadala, who lauded ANCOPPS and PTA for honouring Boya, said such honour would encourage him to do more.
Kadala said the effort by Boya was a major step in complementing the state government giant stride in transforming the education sector.
“The state government had in 2017 declared state of emergency on education leading to massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of schools, as well as purchase of teaching and learning equipment.
“The contribution of Boya is complementary and in line with the government transformation agenda,” Kadala said.
In his remarks, Boya reiterated his commitment to promoting education in the emirate council and state in general and urged other leaders in the state to also contribute their quota for maximum effect.