Foundation renovates blocks of classrooms in Abuja secondary school


One of the newly-renovated classroom blocks

The commissioning of the renovated blocks of classrooms

The Israel Ibeleme Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has renovated and commissioned three blocks of classrooms belonging to the Junior Secondary School, Gosa, situated along the Lugbe/Airport Road in Abuja.
At the commissioning event, which took place Wednesday, Principal of the school, Mr. Achi Michael, appreciated the gesture of the Foundation and urged other good-will organisations to also give back to society in different ways.

Describing the condition of the classrooms before the renovation, the principal said: “The ceiling, the floor and the walls were all in a sorry state and the convener of the foundation assured us that he would renovate the classrooms and he kept to his word.”

Initiator of the Foundation, Israel Ibeleme

Also expressing appreciation, a JSS 2 student of the school, Hannah Abraham, thanked the Foundation saying the renovated classrooms would ensure a better learning environment.

She said: “Before now, we hardly used the classrooms because we were afraid the building might collapse.

A group photograph with staff and students of the school 

“The ceilings and walls were already falling off and we hardly entered the classes. So they merged us with other students to share classrooms where we take our lessons.”

The Chairman of the FCT Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) who was represented by the Permanent Board Member, Prince Suleiman Tanko Abubakar, said the initiative was a challenge to all Nigerian youths and an inspiration to all Nigerians.

According to him, Education is meant for all and it is a collective responsibility for all to take the right step.

Earlier, the Convener of the foundation, Mr. Israel Ibeleme, said the commissioning was unique to him because it was the first time the foundation was commissioning classrooms in Abuja.

Established 13 years ago, Ibeleme said the foundation, which has its focus on widows, school children and empowerment was designed to support the most vulnerable persons in the remote areas of the society.