More than 1,000 primary schools in Kwara State are put up for reconstruction and equipment with modern teaching facilities across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq told participants at the last lap of the citizens’ engagement on the 2021 budget held at Ajase-Ipo (Kwara South) on Monday.
AbdulRazaq, however, said his administration has activated plans to gradually fix the facilities, equip them, and train and motivate teachers to guarantee quality basic education in the state.
“We have over 1000 schools which need to be rebuilt completely. It is not just about renovation because many of classrooms have collapsed. Some do not even have floor, not to talk of furniture. So, we will gradually fix these schools and bring them back.
“There are many lapses especially in the area of education. That is why we intend to access UBEC funds which the state has not accessed since 2013. We want to access it to fix some of our schools.
“The infrastructure deficit is so huge that even the entire UBEC fund cannot fix all our schools.”