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SUBEB ’II deliver projects before resumption – Odu

By Bukola Olamona
The Chairperson, Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board,(SUBEB), Princess Oladunni Odu has disclosed  that some of the ongoing projects in the primary schools across the state that are completed will be delivered before students resume for the 2018 /2019 academic session.

She made this known yesterday while monitoring the projects to see how the contractors are doing on site and to make corrections.

Her words: “We will get them completed because we have been paying contractors as and when due. I am sure they are speeding up the job.

“Some will be ready before resumption, while works are still ongoing after resumption and we will do our very best to ensure that the children are comfortable”.

Odu, who stated that the project is a total package, said   in every local government, at least 20 projects are ongoing adding that about 60 percent of it has been completed.

She reiterated the cost implications to be N7. 8 billon inclusive of the counterpart fund and the one contributed by the government.

She said: “We have new constructions going on. Other things we are doing include the renovation, supply of computers, supply of playground equipment to various schools and also supply of books”.

The chairperson who  said, “to whom much is given, much is expected,” posited that  parents and pupils  should keep the schools  in good condition, so that the buildings don’t get dilapidated while also calling on the schools authorities not to give the schools out for other purposes.

She commended the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for releasing funds timeously so that the pupils in the state could study under a conducive environment, saying that he has taken education to an enviable height.

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In an interview with one of the contractors on site, Prince Jide Akintade, he  said the state government has paid them upon writing payment evaluation, adding  that, that  is why they were able to achieve the success  within the short period of time .

Schools visited were: St James Pry School,Oda, L.A 2 Okebola Akure, St Stephen Pry School, Ijomu Junction, St Peter Demonstration Pry School,Akure, SUBEB Model Okuta – Elerinla, Akure, Army Comprehensive, Muslim Pry School, Akure, L.A Pry School Ilu Abo, all in Akure metropolis.


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