Initiative To Build WASH Facilities in 110 Unity Colleges

By, Temitope Mustapha,Abuja

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Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project, a world Bank supported programme under the Federal Ministry of Education is to construct Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, (WASH), facilities for the 110 Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs) in the country.

This is to improve the quality of learning environment in Unity Colleges across the country.

The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education,Mr David Adejo stated this at a technical workshop with Principals of the Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs) from the Southern and Northern zones of the country .

The zones are Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Kano State, respectively, to enlighten the principals on the modalities for the intervention.

The Permanent Secretary, represented by the Director, Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, said the intervention was compelled by the Federal Government’s desire to make secondary education more appealing to learners and teachers.

The National Coordinator, AGILE Project, Amina Haruna represented by the Deputy National Project Coordinator (DNPC), Abuka Ajanigo, urged the Principals to support the budget to attract more adolescent girls to school and curb the high number of out of school children.

The Principals expressed their gratitude for the intervention as well as their readiness to abide by the stipulated standards for the WASH facilities.

1. A cross section of Principals from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and Kano, during the
technical workshop with Principals of the Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs) from the Southern and Northern zones of the country .

2. The Deputy National Project Coordinator, Mrs Abuka Ajanigo, briefing the Principals on the Project.

3. The Director, Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, addressing the Principals.