The Management of Government Secondary School in Jeda, Kuje Area, Abuja, recently made a decision to convert the health centre within the school into classrooms. This move was made due to a shortage of classrooms for the school’s students, according to the school’s principal, Mr Mohammed Tanko. He further explained that this improvisation was in line with the adage that “necessity is the mother of invention.”
On Thursday, the facilitator of the Centre, Sen. Philip Aduda, inspected the project and others within Kuje and Gwagwalada areas. During the inspection, Tanko expressed gratitude to the management, staff, and students of GSS Jedda for the intervention projects facilitated by Aduda, including the block of six classrooms nearing completion and the already completed Primary Health Care Centre which is being temporarily used as classrooms. Tanko also noted that apart from classrooms carved out from the health centre, temporary offices for the principal and vice principal were also being created. He emphasized that this move had kept the school going as far as academic activities were concerned, pending the time appropriate authorities provide the required infrastructure. The school also expressed gratitude for the provision of a borehole, which has been the main source of water supply for the school.
In response, Aduda urged the school to make the best use of the projects facilitated there. He commended the school for not vandalizing the primary health centre but improvising for other very useful purposes. He appealed to the school management to ensure adequate care for all the projects and facilities provided.
Meanwhile, a Chieftain in Kuje, Mr Henry Ugbaja, commended Aduda for his meritorious service to the Federal Capital Territory without bias. He noted that Aduda had not discriminated against anybody in Abuja and had carried out laudable empowerment projects, including the construction of roads and installation of solar lights in the territory. Ugbaja pointed out that one of the roads in Lanto, Kuje, facilitated by the lawmaker had given access to over 25 churches and mosques. Similarly, a resident of the area council, Mrs Fatima Yusuf AKA Madam Kuje, described Aduda as “a man of the people.” She highlighted the various ways Aduda had contributed to the development of the area, such as installing lights and water and training children in skills acquisition.
Apart from the conversion of the health centre into classrooms, Aduda inspected other projects within the two Area Councils, including the three-kilometer Angwan Gede Goma Road, six-kilometer Lanto road, 2.7-kilometer Angwandodo road, functional Primary Health Centre in Paikon Kore with inverter for 24-hour electricity supply, National Youth Development Centre, and Tunga Maje road, all in Gwagwalada Area Council.
In conclusion, the conversion of the health centre into classrooms by the Management of Government Secondary School in Jeda, Kuje Area, Abuja, was a temporary solution to the school’s shortage of classrooms. The school expressed gratitude to the management, staff, and students of GSS Jedda and Sen. Philip Aduda for their intervention projects. Aduda, in turn, urged the school to make the best use of the projects facilitated there and commended the school for improvising the primary health centre for other useful purposes. The various projects inspected by Aduda within the two Area Councils were lauded by residents who described Aduda as a man of the people who had contributed significantly to the development of the area.