Okon Bassey in Uyo
Akwa Ibom state government says it has renovated more than 200 public schools across the 31 local government areas of the state in the last three years.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategies, Mr. Charles Udoh disclosed this while appearing on news generating platform of the correspondent Chapel of Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), to explain the activities of the state government.
He said the decision of government to embark on aggressive building of schools across the state was to discourage the proliferation of sub- standard private schools, adding that the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has a target of renovating about 2, 000 public schools before the end of his first team.
Udoh maintained that another 200 public schools were on-going in a phased programme meant to restore the glory days of public schools in the state.
“The renovation of public schools in the state would be done as emphasis is also being paid to the quality of teaching and teachers in the system, ” he said while assuring that the on-going transformation in public schools across the state will visit as many schools as the state’s resources can carry.