From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Government has said that Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Day Secondary School, Jaji, would be among the beneficiaries of its 2014/2015 Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment.
Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, stated this yesterday while commissioning a modern Comprehensive Science and Technology laboratories built for the secondary school by AFCSC.
The Governor who spoke through the state Commissioner for Education, Ibrahim Ali, said the resolve of his government to equip and partner with the military owned school was informed by the contribution of the school to the education of children from host communities, alongside the military personnel children.
He commended the Commandant of the College, Air Vice Marshal John Chris Ifemeje, for investing in such modern laboratories, which he said is only compared to what is obtainable in tertiary institutions.
According to him, “we are also going to consider your school in our Teachers’ Development Training programme. This is necessary because we have realised that, it is one thing to understand a subject matter and another to impart it on the students”. He said.
Earlier in his address, AVM Ifemeje, said having understood that, education is the best tool for bringing positive changes to the society, the college management resolved to embark on the project for the educational development of the children.
He said the school which was primarily built to cater for children of military personnel in Jaji cantonment, now has children from the host communities in the majority.
The laboratories available in commissioned block are; Food and Nutrition, Chemistry, Physics, Technical Drawing and Biology laboratories and Art Studio.