Bauchi state government has spent N850 million in renovating a primary school which can boost of 80 class rooms, a clinic, library and a computer lab, and can comfortably accommodate all pupils.The Economic Confidential gathered that the ultra modern Sa’adu Zungur Model School is the most expensive public primary school in Nigeria that cost nearly a billion Naira for the renovation alone.
Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State while making the disclosure of the amount at the Commission of the in the state said the 34 year old newly renovated Model Primary School was provided with the high standard of facilities to make it the best in West Africa.
Yuguda also dispelled a rumour that the government had spent N2 billion on the school, saying that the reconstructed school would re-admit pupils who were distributed to other schools in Bauchi during reconstruction.
He said that in spite of the huge resources expended, the school remained a public one as against insinuations that it would be leased to private hands. He said that the administration has undertaking to provide convenient learning conditions for students across the state.
The governor added that it was the responsibility of government to provide good education and security for the citizens. He said that his administration had accorded high premium to security, especially with series of challenges such as crises that have bedevilled the state in the past.
He also asked security operatives to sustain the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state.