By Faith Igbudu
The management of Malamin College, Gboko has appealed to the state government to extend the construction of the road from Gyado Hotel down to the Malamin community.
President, Malamin Schools Prof. David Iornem, made the appeal when the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, recently visited the school in Gboko.
Prof. Iornem who said the management under his leadership is doing their very best to help the state in the training of the Benue child, noted that an input from the government will better position the school to reach more children.
He said: “We appeal to the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr Samuel Ortom, to extend the construction of the road from Gyado Hotel down to Malamin community as it was done before.
“Secondly, We have the facilities to train citizens in welding, woodworks, aluminum fabrication, electrical fittings and animal husbandry. We appeal for support from the state government to leverage on our facilities to achieve their purpose.”
He said the school on its part has made itself attractive by constructing an olympic size basketball court, planted foreign grass on the soccer field to encourage sports, develop a crop and animal production farm, , engage qualified teachers and update the infrastructure generally to make learning environment conducive for students.
He further said that the school has established the first e-learning platform in the state with hotspot internet connectivity coverage in half of its premises as well as delivering adult education to the community.
In his response, the commissioner assured that the requests will be communicated to the Governor immediately and expressed satisfaction with the state of affairs in the school.
Prof. Ityavyar who commissioned the school library named after him, expressed joy at the honour done him, saying Prof. Iornem deserves commendation for committing himself so much to the development of the Benue child.
Addressing community members in the locality under the leadership of Acting Tyoor, Zaki Akaanger Inienge, the commissioner appealed to them to give their utmost support to the school and promote peace in the area to attract the needed development.
The commissioner also appraised the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols in the school and expressed satisfaction.