18 February 2013

Nigeria: Sokoto to Spend N2 Billion On Schools Construction, Renovation

Sokoto — About N2billion is to be expended on the renovation and construction of schools in Sokoto State.

Acting chairman, Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Professor Musa Garba Maitafsir, who disclosed this at the weekend, said the project would be executed by the state government in conjunction with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).He said the project would commence in a forth night.

"The issue of dilapidated structures in school will soon be history because Sokoto State government in conjunction with UBEC in two weeks time, is going to spend almost N2billion on the renovation and construction of schools," he said.

Maitafsir, who said lack of supervision was a problem in schools in the state, however added that the unscheduled visits of Governor Aliyu Wamakko and officials of SUBEB to schools across the state was improving the situation.

"The public should assist us in ensuring that the supervision we are carrying out is sustained, because in some schools, especially in the villages, teachers sometimes do not attend classes for two weeks", he said.

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