An acting member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Engr. Umar Farouk Ahmad, presented a solar inverter system and street lights that he installed at the Government Secondary Schools (GSS) Jabi and Wuse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Both the electrical inverter system and the street lights are part of his Community Development Service (CDS) projects.
Farouk Ahmad, a second-class electrical engineering graduate (2: 1) from Bayero University Kano (BUK), is currently working for the leading construction company Julius Berger Limited in Abuja.
Before installing the inverter and the street lighting, Farouk Ahmad initially carried out awareness-raising campaigns on solar power and inverter systems in the two FCT schools. He also trained science students last year to pass O'Level exams and receive scholarships.
The projects unveiling ceremony attended by representatives from NYSC, FCT Zonal Office; Invited dignitaries, the school principal, staff and students of the GSS Jabi, along with journalists, took place on Friday.
The director of GSS Jabi, Mr. Atanze Sani, greeted the guests in the school's computer room where the inverter system was installed and praised Faruk Ahmad's efforts. He said the inverter system would greatly improve teaching and learning in school.
Previously, before the project was commissioned, the NYSC Zonal Coordinator for FCT, Alh. Suleiman Abdul, represented by Ms. Busayo Yusuf, the Schedule Officer responsible for CDS projects, delivered his goodwill.
The NYSC official acknowledged Farouk Ahmad's hard work, dedication and passion for running the CDS projects, which will impact both the staff and students of the beneficiary schools in a number of ways.
A public relations expert Mallam Yushau Shuaib, one of the sponsors of the projects, praised the Corps members' diligence in finding solutions to problems.
“Farouk has personally fixed serious electrical and solar power failures on our premises and in the neighborhood on several occasions without taking a penny. So we felt it appropriate to offer our support to properly carry out the CDS projects for the benefit of his students, schools and society, ”he said.
Thanking his sponsors and guests, Kano state-born corps member, Farouk said his electrical inverter project, which consists of an inverter and two batteries, will include 50 mini-laptops, a desktop computer, two printers and a projector on the GSS computer Jabi power room. The safety lights installed at GSS Wuse provide lighting and, at the same time, security at night.