The Service Compact with all Nigerians (SERVICOM) has decried the dilapidated structure in some of the Federal Unity Schools in the country.
Mrs Nnena Akajemeli, National Coordinator, SERVICOM made this position known while presenting SERVICOM Compliance Evaluation Report (SCER) of 34 selected Federal Unity Schools to the Ministry of Education in Abuja on Tuesday.
Akajemeli said that the aim of SCER was to give a feedback of operations and situations within Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
According to her, this is done to find out their strength and weaknesses in order to proffer solutions.
She said that during the evaluation, it was observed that the floor of the male and female hotels in some schools were bad and full of deep potholes even though both hostels were well arranged and neat.
“These deep potholes pose a big threat to the life of students living in the hotels.
“The kitchen at Federal Government Girls’ Collage, Kazaure in Jigawa State for example is in a deplorable state.
“As at the time of this evaluation, leaking roof, broken floor ties and the dining hall chairs are old and obsolete, “she said.
The SERVICOM coordinator noted that students had complained that there was no ambulance in the college and sick patients have to rely on alternative arrangement during emergency.
“Such situation is risky as it can delay quick intervention in an emergency challenge,’’ he said.
Akajemeli, therefore, appealed to the Ministry of Education to salvage the situation, adding that SERVICOM would appreciate, if the ministry could rebuild perimeter fence in some of the schools.
Responding, Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, applauded SERVICOM services across all the MDAs.
Nwajiuba said SERVICOM was an agency through which the government ensured customers` satisfaction in services render by it to its citizens.
“I want to appreciate the efforts of SERVICOM, the office of the Presidency generally for carrying out this service compliance in our schools.
“The evaluation reports will serve as a wakeup call to us as a ministry, the management and the staff of our ministry who are participating in this exercise.
“It will also serve as warning to others, to create a room for improvement, ” he said.
Nwajiuba however, assured SERVICOM boss of the ministry’s respond to the evaluation reports to appropriate actions to salvage the schools.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that SERVICOM was formally instituted as machinery for ensuring effective public service delivery in Nigeria by all MDAs.