Why incoming Gov’t should adopt Kano model of schools renovation – KNUPDA


Kano state government has called on the new coming government in the state and other states of the country to adopt it’s current model of schools renovation and upgrading for a better learning environment.

The Managing Director, Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) Arch. Suleiman Ahmed Abdulwahab made the call while inspecting some schools under the state government renovation and remodeling program.

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He said the newly adopted model, which involves Public Private Partnership (PPP) that allows for construction of cornershops within the parameter fences of the schools, would reduce burden of educational challenges on governments so as to enhance educational standard with infrastructural facility provision.

He explained that under the program, 21 public schools have been selected as pilot scheme within the metropolis as a measure to address insecurity facing most of the schools due to activities of miscreants and source of income for the schools management for maintenance.

‘’The renovation being carried out across the selected schools is a public private partnership (PPP) with the construction of shops by the perimeter fence of the schools which will be providing fund for the schools management and in which the ownership of the shops will eventually belong to the school after 30 years when the investors who are embarking on the construction would have recovered their investment.

‘’On the completion of the shops, the investors would be taking 75% from the revenue generated from rent while 25% goes to the school authority.’’

she added most of the schools chosen in the program had written several letters to the government by the School Based Management Committee (SBMC) , the Parent Teachers Associations and old students associations of the deplorable infrastructure and security challenges.

‘’At Govt. Secondary School, Kofar Nasarawa, we constructed 2 blocks of 6 number classrooms, construction of 6 students toilets and construction of female staff toilets. Also at Government Girls Secondary School, Dabo, on France road by Sabo Gari, we constructed Multi-purpose hall, Entrepreneurship hall, Perimeter fence, Admin and Staff room , borehole and general renovation.’’

‘’Similarly at G.S.S Stadium, on Airport road, we constructed 7 classroom of one block, 12 students toilets, Perimeter fence, admin block, Mosque , Laboratory and renovation of leaking roofs.’’

‘’At Chiranchi Primary School, we constructed 3 number blocks of 4 classes, security post and over 130 meter perimeter fence,” he added.

According to him, all these and that of other schools under the program have reached 95 to 100% completion and that they will be completed in the next three weeks and handed over to the schools.


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