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  • Updated: March 28, 2023

Largest Primary School Commissioned By Airtel In Gombe

Largest Primary School Commissioned By Airtel In Gombe

Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications company, has announced the commissioning of its seventh adopted school, Government Day Primary School, as part of the ‘Adopt-A-School’, its corporate social responsibilities initiative.

According to a statement by the company on Tuesday, the project was commissioned by the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar with other notable guests in attendance on March 24, 2023, in Pantami, Gome State.

Airtel said the commissioning took place after the renovation of 12 blocks of 37 classrooms and 17 toilets which had been upgraded to modern toilet facilities for the pupils and teachers.

The State Business Manage of Airtel Nigeria, Moses Adejo said: 

“Airtel is committed to improving the system of education in Nigeria and loves to identify with basic school education where the nurturing starts from.

“This is because we truly believe in the saying that children are the future of this country.”

The Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar who was represented by Falakin Gombe, Kabiru Tshon, commended Airtel for the support towards education in the state.

He thanked Airtel for the first-of-its-kind intervention in Gombe State.

”I am delighted to know that Airtel can do so much to support education in our state. I am one of their subscribers, so I am pleased to say that my line is making an impact in Gombe,” he said.

The head teacher of  Government Day Nursery and Primary School, Sani Abubakar, confirmed that Airtel was the first to carry out an intervention of this kind in the school and the whole of Gombe State.

“This is the first historical event in our state in respect of intervention by any NGO or other organizations.

” Government Day Primary School is the biggest school in the whole of Gombe State and Airtel did all it could to upgrade the classrooms and convert all the pit toilets into modern water system toilets.

” All the children now use water system toilet, courtesy of Airtel.” he said.

The statement noted that Government Day Primary School is the largest primary school in the state, with a population of  7,119 pupils registered under the School for Basic Education and 135 teachers who meet their educational needs.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, since the inception of Airtel’s ‘Adopt-A-School’ initiative, the company adopts dilapidated schools in rural areas and rehabilitates them at least for four years.

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