Chris Steven, Abuja
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed the commitment of FCT administration to continue to encourage involvement of private sector in the establishment of educational institutions in the Federal Capital Territory.
The Minister made this commitment Thursday while receiving a delegation of the American International School, Abuja led by the President, Governing Board, Mrs. Hauwa Maina Ma’aji Lawan that paid him a visit in his office.
He restated that the contributions of private schools in the development of education in the FCT cannot be overemphasized and urged the private sector to take advantage of the liberalized environment provided by the Administration.
Malam Bello remarked that FCT Administration would continue to support the private sector to break new grounds in the education sector for the benefit of the entire residents of the Territory.
In particular, the Minister noted and appreciated the contributions of the American International School to the educational landscape of Abuja.
Malam Bello enjoined the school to continue to support teachers in public schools to enable them get more exposed and acquire new techniques of the teaching profession.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and the President of the American International School Governing Board, Mrs. Hauwa Maina Ma’aji Lawan revealed that the school was established in 1993 in a rented apartment but operates now on its permanent site.
She assured that the school would continue to contribute its quota to the development of education in the Territory and strives to improve its immediate community as part of its corporate social responsibility.