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EKITI BEGINS DEMOLITION OF 50 DILAPIDATED SCHOOL BUILDINGS

EKITI BEGINS DEMOLITION OF 50 DILAPIDATED SCHOOL BUILDINGS

EKITI BEGINS DEMOLITION OF 50 DILAPIDATED SCHOOL BUILDINGS
SUBEB Chairman, Prof Akinwunmi inspecting an old structure marked for demolition

The Ekiti State Government has commenced demolition of over 50 dilapidated structures in public primary schools spread across the 16 Local Government Areas of the State.

The Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof Femi Akinwumi who made this known while inspecting an old structure marked for demolition at St. Andrew’s Primary School in Oke Ila, Ado Ekiti, said the building would be demolished immediately while 10 of the 50 structures marked for demolition are to be pulled down within the next one week.

While stressing that most of the buildings marked for demolition were constructed during the colonial era, Akinwumi noted that the old buildings which now posed a threat to the safety of the pupils and teachers in terms of structural integrity and security would be replaced with newly constructed modern school buildings.

The SUBEB Boss who restated the commitment of the present administration in the state to the provision of qualitative Basic Education through the creation of a conducive environment for teaching and learning in schools as well as the training and retraining of teachers in modern teaching methodologies disclosed that the State government recently began another round of rehabilitation, renovation and reconstruction of infrastructure in public primary and Junior Secondary schools across the state.

He affirmed that the administration led by Governor Oyebanji would not relent in its drive to invest in educational infrastructure as a way of repositioning the school system for effective and efficient service delivery.

Posted in Ekiti State News Bulletin
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