We ‘ll replace obsolete schools’ buildings
By Chris Chimezie
Determined to ensure quality structures and aesthetic environment for teaching young children, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has reiterated his administration’s continued determination to restore, remodel, and replace obsolete buildings in all educational institutions in the state.
Akeredolu made this known during the commissioning of a new block of six classrooms with offices at St. James Primary School in Oda town, yesterday.
The governor further challenged the pupils there, and in other parts of the state, to rise and excel as young champions of the digital age.
“With all the facilities provided, you have a friendly environment that you can be proud of as your Alma-Mata, and could also help you compete favourably with your counterparts in other parts of the country and private schools.
Earlier, Chairperson, Ondo SUBEB, Princess Oladunni Odu, said the school was one of the beneficiaries of over 500 projects executed by the present administration.
“The projects include new construction of classroom blocks, renovation of existing blocks of classroom, perimeter fencing, supply of ICT equipment, tables and chairs for pupils, playground equipment for pupils, drilling of borehole and construction of toilets in some schools.
“Mr Governor has made Ondo State to be ranked as one of the best, if not the most outstanding in the country for the actualization and its achievements in the implementation of UBEC/SUBEB Projects”,she said.
She further said the governor had always deemed it fit to promptly release State counterpart funds without any delay, hence the huge success recorded today.
Also, Headmistress, St.James Primary School, Mrs Morayo Adegbite expressed gratitude to the governor for being a man who loves children.