MALUMFASHI (KATSINA STATE) – The Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) of the Federal Science and Technical Collage (FSTC), DAYI, in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State, says it plans to pay N12 million compensation for the parcel of land encroached on by the school authority.
The PTA’s Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Yahaya, made the disclosure on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Yahaya said parents resolved to pay the compensation since the state government failed to pay the land owners, saying that the decision was to forestall further security threat to students and officials of the institution..
He explained that the association had decided to erect a fence round the school premises, saying the money would be collected from parents who had agreed to undertake the venture.
They, however, hope to get a refund from the state government.
He said the PTA had initially spent about N1 million for the provision of equipment to furnish the newly constructed school library and also donated additional N1.5 million for the ongoing construction of a mosque within the school’s premises.
The chairman said parents were also funding the N17 million ongoing Clinic construction in the school aside of the association’s monthly payment of casual workers running to the tune of about N500, 000.
Yahaya clarified the issue of the introduced insurance fees for students, saying parents kicked against the policy “as we have no interest in the programme.’’
He appealed to governments and philanthropists to support the institution in the completion of the ongoing mosque, clinic and other projects aimed at enhancing working and learning in the school.
NAN reports that the school’s permanent site was the former Government Day Secondary School, Dayi, donated by the state government for the take off of the school.
It was donated with a promise to pay land compensation to nearby owners for the expansion of the school’s infrastructure .(NAN)
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