Saturday, 2 December 2017

Oyo State Government Begins Demolition Of Dilapidated School Structures


The Oyo State government under the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi has reportedly began the demolition of dilapidated blocks of classrooms in its schools starting from Ibadan Municipal Government (IMG) Primary School I, Mokola in Ibadan.

According to the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Adeniyi Olowofela, the demolition would allow for the classrooms’ rehabilitation and construction. And while stating that the state government had earmarked the sum of N5.6 billion for the project in 200 dilapidated schools structures across the state, he said;

“Government has identified school structures that requires re-construction and rehabilitation, particularly some built in the 1950s with mud and cannot stand the test of time. The state government has approved two billion for the construction and rehabilitation of 100 dilapidated secondary school structures while the remaining N3.6 billion will be used for primary schools.’’

The commissioner who also noted that the state government was not only building capacities in education but also infrastructures like roads and model schools, added that the model schools under construction across the state would be completed very soon.

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