Chief Usman Transforms Education with New Classrooms in Kanam

Hon. Chief Epriam Usman, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Plateau State, recently constructed blocks of classrooms in the Nangar and Garshe communities of Kanam local government area.

This initiative was aimed at improving the educational standards in these communities and providing a conducive learning environment for the children, fulfilling his campaign promises. The classroom blocks were established as the first formal educational structures in these communities, replacing the makeshift learning spaces that were previously used.

This groundbreaking move was praised by various personalities in the state, including the Mutfwang family and some local government TIC chairmen who attended the dedication ceremony.

The classrooms were dedicated to late individuals in the community – one in memory of late Kaka Briskila Mutfwang in Garshe and the other in memory of late Mama Naomi Santali Usman, the mother of Chief Hon. Epriam Usman in Nangar.

These structures mark the first formal educational buildings in the communities, replacing makeshift learning spaces that were previously used, such as under trees or in neighbors’ compounds

Chief Hon. Epriam Usman expressed his personal commitment to enhancing educational opportunities and stressed the importance of quality education in combatting crime and securing a better future for the next generation.

He emphasized that this initiative aligns with the vision of Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang’s administration to provide a conducive learning environment and eradicate poverty through quality education.

During the inauguration ceremony, Chief Hon. Epriam Usman handed over the classroom blocks to the Mutfwang family, who then passed them on to the Chairman of SUBEB, Plateau State.

He also urged SUBEB to consider building additional classrooms to further aid learning in the communities and pledged to provide uniforms and books for the students.

Dr. Samuel Mutfwang expressed gratitude on behalf of his family for the classroom block dedicated to late Kaka Briskila Mutfwang, noting the significance of the gift in enhancing education in the community.
He called on the community to care for the structures and emphasized the importance of education for their children.

The Chairman of SUBEB, Hon. Sunday Samuel Amuna, pledged to equip the classrooms with high-quality furniture and warned against the misuse of government school facilities.

He encouraged the communities to take ownership of the project and promised further support from the government if the structures and furniture were protected.

The headmaster of the school in Garshe, Mr. Habib Yusuf Aliyu, expressed gratitude for the new classrooms and highlighted their positive impact on learning.

Additionally, the ALGON Chairman of Plateau State, Hon. Hamisu Anani, and the Special Adviser to the Governor in Intergovernmental Affairs, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Kanam, praised Chief Hon. Epriam Usman for the initiative and urged the communities to safeguard the classroom blocks for the benefit of future generations. They commended Chief Hon. Epriam Usman for his dedication to improving education in Kanam.

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