The telecommunications network company, Airtel Nigeria, has opened its seventh adopted school, Government Day Primary, which is thought to be the biggest primary school in Gombe State, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, “Adopt-A-School.”
The commissioning comes after the renovation of 12 blocks, totaling 37 classrooms and a total of 17 restrooms, into more contemporary restrooms for students and instructors.
Moses Adejo, State Business Manager for Airtel Nigeria, said during the event that his company is dedicated to enhancing the educational system in Nigeria and that he and his team “love to identify with basic school education where the nurturing starts from.” We do this because we firmly think that children are this nation’s future.
In a separate speech at the occasion, The Emir of Gombe, who was represented by Falakin Gombe, Alhaji Kabiru Tshon, praised Airtel for supporting education in Gombe and expressed his happiness to be an Airtel Network subscriber.
The first of its kind in Gombe state, this wonderful initiative is thanks to Airtel Nigeria. I’m thrilled to learn that Airtel can contribute so much to enhancing schooling in our state. I am happy to report that my Airtel is having an effect in Gombe because I am one of their subscribers,” he said.
Sani Abubakar, the head teacher of Government Day Nursery and Primary School, claims that Airtel is the first company to implement this kind of initiative in the school and the whole of Gombe state.
“This is the first historical occurrence involving outside organization intervention in our territory. The largest school in the entire Gombe State is Government Day Primary School, and Airtel made every effort to update the classrooms and replace all of the pit toilets with contemporary water cistern toilets. Airtel has provided water tank toilets for all of the kids, he said.
According to reports, Government Day Primary School is the biggest primary school in Gombe State, with a total enrollment of 7,119 students enrolled for the school’s basic education and 135 instructors attending to their educational needs.
Airtel Nigeria has adopted run-down schools in rural areas and renovated them for at least four years as part of the company’s “Adopt-A-School” program. This is consistent with Airtel’s dedication to raising the bar for education in Nigeria, a commitment that the company has maintained since the schools’ founding.