By Elohor Igbru
Two hundred students of the Air Force Comprehensive School (AFCS) Kaduna will benefit from a fully-furnished new girls hostel commissioned by the Chief of the Air Staff, (CAS) Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar,
Also, six three-bedroom staff quarters for married officers at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base Kaduna which was renovated was also commissioned. According to the Air Chief, the gesture was part of the efforts of the NAF leadership to enhance the welfare of personnel for effective service delivery.
Represented by the Air Officer Commanding, Air Training Command (AOC ATC), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Musa Muktar, the CAS the newly constructed 200-bed capacity Girls’ Hostel and blocks bedroom renovated married officers’ accommodation were provided to further enhance qualitative education and service delivery.
Abubakar said: “These projects would greatly ameliorate the accommodation deficiencies in the school and the Base. This would in turn enable the school’s administration to better focus on their task of ensuring qualitative secondary education thereby contributing more significantly to the development of our future leaders”.
He said further that the officers must rededicate themselves and continue to add value towards making the Service more relevant and efficient in addressing the current and emerging security challenges in the country emphasizing that, as members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, personnel must be driven by the support and goodwill of all Nigerians to the NAF to do more for the Nation. “Our loyalty and service to the Nation must always be our motivation”, he added.
Abubakar urged the officers and students to make use of the facilities with a high sense of responsibility and proper maintenance culture. He also urged them to remain disciplined and committed to their jobs and studies. This, he said, was the only way to pay the system back for the investment in their wellbeing. He ended his remarks by commending the AOC ATC and his staff officers for the supervisory roles played in ensuring timely and qualitative completion of the projects.
The Commandant AFCS, Wing Commander Sadisu Garba, whilst appreciating the CAS for his support to the school, noted that the project was borne out of the need to ease acute shortage of accommodation being experienced in the school, especially for female students. He said the completion of the fully furnished 200-bed capacity hostel would help to reduce congestion and would undoubtedly contribute towards improving the output of the students.
Founded on October 10, 1983, the Air Force Comprehensive School (AFCS), Kaduna is a co-educational secondary school established mainly to prepare the children of Nigerian Air Force Personnel for higher education.
Its first set of
students offered admission into Class One were 72 students and the school
presented her first set of candidates for West African Examination Council
(WAEC)/General Certificate Examination (GCE) in May/June, 1988.
At present, AFCS Kaduna has a students’ population of five hundred and seventy five (575) and staff strength of one hundred and sixteen (116) civilian teachers as well as sixty five (65) NAF Instructors.