With work progressing on a large number of the 230 primary schools marked for remodelling by his administration, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has charged contractors handling the rehabilitation work on timely completion of the projects to provide conducive learning environment for pupils in the state.
In a statement by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the governor said that the state government is committed to providing serene, conducive learning environment for the pupils in line with the infrastructure renewal component of the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo-BEST) programme.
The rehabilitation of public primary schools is a cardinal part of the Edo-BEST programme which will ensure that the new system of Information Communication Technology (ICT)-based teaching and learning in primary schools is conducted in a sane environment.
The governor’s aide said construction work is progressing in Edokpokor, Igbesanmwan, Eweka, Evbuotubu, Ugbiyokho, Imasabor, Okhoro primary schools.
Others are Oba Ewuare, Osunde, Amegor primary schools as well as Obe Primary School, in Sabongidda-Ora, Owan West Local Government of the state.
According to him, “The governor has given a marching order to the contractors to deliver quality work. He has just urged them to ensure that they deliver the job in good time so that the pupils can learn in a safe, habitable environment.
“The renovation work which cuts across different parts of the state will see us having primary schools that we can be proud of.
“Another critical reason why these schools are being remodeled is for them to complement the other reforms in the basic education sub-sector. So, with this, teachers will now teach in proper classrooms and the children, who will now learn in more comfortable classes, will be the better for it.”
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