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Only 260 smart schools will exist in Enugu- Governor Mbah



Only 260 smart schools will exist in Enugu- Governor Mbah

Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has explained that all other government schools in the state will be closed for the 260 smart schools of his administration.


Governor Mbah said all students of “mushroom” government schools will be admitted into the 260 smart schools. He said the decision of the government to close all existing government schools was to ensure that pupils in primary schools and those in government secondary schools would have standard education in the right environment.


He added that the poor infrastructure of the existing government schools was outdated for “experiential” learning in the smart schools curricula.


Governor Peter Mbah who disclosed this on Thursday night, in an X space on one-on-one conversation with Ndi Enugu, said the smart school project would address the 88,000 out-of-school children issue in the state.


According to Mbah, each of the 260 smart schools, would contain 1000 students. He said the 260 smart schools would be in the 260 wards of the state. He, however, added that some wards would have more than one smart school to cater where there are more than 1000 students.


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Mbah said the smart school would take care of nursery education, primary education to junior secondary education.


The Enugu State governor, however, failed to address what would be the fate of the current public school teachers across the primary and secondary schools. He assured that teachers that would be employed to teach in the smart schools would be well-remunerated.


Speaking on some vocational and civic education of the smart school, Mbah said students in the smart school would learn a compulsory skill before their junior secondary three. He added that the skill would offer the students options of continuing with the senior secondary section or taking to vocational schools. He further disclosed that pupils would be instructed on civic duties and maintenance culture.