Ogun rehabilitates 1,000 public primary schools

Towards creating a conducive learning environment for teaching and learning in Ogun state, no fewer than 1,474 classrooms have been constructed and rehabilitated, while 332 others are under construction.

The executive chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta.

He said the projects were done through the 2014-2017 intervention fund made available by the state government.

Majekodunmi highlighted the achievements of the Dapo Abiodun- led administration in basic education to include, procurement of eight project vehicles, construction of classrooms, hostels and toilet facilities, erection of fences, construction and equipping of e-library across the 20 local government areas, among others, while 76 ultra-modern toilet facilities with borehole across Public Primary Schools in the state to enhance service delivery.

“The Abiodun led-administration has procured and supplied 267 sets of ECCDE (Early Childhood Care Development and Education) Plastic Furniture, 8,800 two-seater desks and benches, for public primary schools, 3,900 two-seater desks and benches for public junior secondary school students, as well as 2,395 teachers’ furniture for both public primary and junior secondary school.”Before the present administration came on board, the infrastructural facilities in many of the public schools were dilapidated. Pupils and teachers’ furniture were virtually not available, and this necessitated the construction and rehabilitation of over 1,474 classrooms to improve the standard of education in both public primary and junior secondary schools in the state”, he added.