Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has approved the constitution of a task force on the completion and take-off of three (3) Maga Schools, namely; Government Secondary School, GSS Dukku, Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School, GCDSS Dadin-Kowa and Government Science Secondary School, GSSS Lakanje-Kaltungo.
The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who conveyed the Governor’s approval, announced the membership of the Task force which includes the State Coordinating Team and the respective schools’ Sub-committees as follows:
State Coordinating Team:
1.Hon. Maji Dauda Batari Hon. Commissioner for Education – Chairman
2.Hon. Idris Abdullahi Hon. Commissioner Housing & Urban Development -Member
3.Prof. Keftin Amuga Special Adviser, Projects Monitoring and Evaluation-Member
4.Mrs. Naomi P. Maiguwa Chairperson Teachers’ Service Commission TSC -Member
5.Engr. Mohammed Tasiu Adamu Representative of Local Community -Member
6.Shehu Ibrahim Yerima Director General/ Coordinator North East Development Commission, NEDC, Gombe State – Member
7. Representative of Ministry of Finance Director General Debt Management- Kabiru Tsoho-Member
8.Representative of Ministry of works Director, Civil Engineering Aliyu Isa Shinga- Member
9. Alkali Abubakar, Senior Special Assistant, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation- Secretary
GSS Dukku Sub-Committee:
a) Dr. Aishatu Maigari Hon. Comm. Science, Technology and Innovation – Chairperson
b) Bldr. Abdulmumini Umar DPRS, Ministry of Education- Member
c) Jamilu Ahmed Shabewa Chairman, Dukku LGA- Member
d) Engr. Abdullahi Suleman Kwami Representative of Local Community- Member
e) Engr. Dan Napthali Senior Special Assistant, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation -Member
f) Murtala Salisu Director Works -Member
g) Barr. Umaru Gurama PIM&E – Member
GCDSS Dadin Kowa Sub-Committee:
a) Hon. Nasiru Muhammad Aliyu Hon. Commissioner, Trade & Industry and Tourism- Chairman
b) Alh. Sani Sabo, Member III SUBEB- Member
c) Hon. Shuaibu Galadima Chairman Yamaltu Deba- Member
d) Arc. Yakubu Mamman Director Building MoH- Member
e) Hon Jani Adamu Bello Deputy Chief of Staff – Member
f) Arc. Aminu Muhammad Bolo PIM&E – Member
g) Umar Faruq Bello Pindiga Rep. Local Community- Member
GSSS Kaltungo (Lakanje) Sub Committee:
a) Hon. MijinYawa Yahaya Hon Comm. Water Resources – Chairman
b) Hon. Babaji Babadidi, Chairman SUBEB- Member
c) Hon. Faruq Aliyu Umar Chairman Kaltungo LGA – Member
d) Hon. Abubakar Dantata Rep. Local Community- Member
e) Engr. Muhammad Kabir Dauda PIM&E – Member
f) Mr. Jeron Jeremiah Quantity Surveyor- Member
g) Dr. Bertha Audu Danja Rep. Local Community- Member
The Committee’s terms of reference as revealed by the SSG are as follows:
I. To monitor all projects in the 3 Mega Schools and ensure timely delivery for a proper and smooth take off.
II. To identify manpower gaps and the additional teaching and non-teaching staff for appropriate deployment to the schools.
III. To make recommendations on the number of students to be admitted in each of the three schools.
IV. To make recommendations for the commencement of academic activities in the schools.
V. To make any other recommendations that would facilitate the smooth take-off of the schools.
The Task Force is required to submit interim reports as per the milestone achieved in the course of the assignment. However, it shall submit its final report by the end of December, 2022.
Ismaila Uba Misilli, Media Aide to Governor Inuwa recall that as part of his resolve to reposition the education in Gombe State, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya had declared a state of emergency in the sector and also vowed to establish Maga Schools across the senatorial zones that will be cosmopolitan in nature with state-of-the- art facilities to make teaching and learning more conducive and effective with qualified and well trained teachers employed for optimal performance.
This is in addition to other measures put in place by his administration to turn around the education sector by addressing the challenges of poor infrastructure, out-of-school children, while boosting enrolment across the state.