By Bukola Olamona
We have effectively utilised the N7.8 billion budgeted for Ondo State Universal Basic Education .
The Chairman, Ondo State Universal Basic Education, Princess, Oladunni Odu disclosed this in an interview with The Hope during the new prayer meeting held at the Governors office in Akure.
According to her: ” we have added value to the N7.8b we got from the government for the basic education in the state”.
She said that all the 18 local government areas of the state were touched in the area of schools renovation or building of new structures.
She said” if you go to all the nooks and crannies of the state, even into the interiors, you will see schools being renovated, this year, with the money given to us by the state government and marching grants from the Federal government, we will to renovate or build more schools”
The Chairman also stated that plans are on to renovate and construct 250 more schools this year.
Odu said basic education is returning to agriculture and sport, adding that boreholes and new furniture will be provided in schools across the state.
“We will provide boreholes, furniture and even do more because the basic education sector is returning to agriculture, so we are going to build poultry farms ,fisheries in our schools and also in the area of sport, so that our children can be healthy in body and in mind,we are going into badminton, volley ball and also buying sporting equipment in our schools” Odu stated.
She also disclosed that the state government has voted two percent into quality assurance in order to have quality education.
The Chairman therefore thanked the governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) for his support and believe in the basic education sector that once the foundation is right, every other things built on it will be very good.