By Kayode Fasua
Chairman of Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, has said contractors handling infrastructural projects in the state’s public primary schools have been mobilised and are expected to produce result.
He gave the hint in a statement made available to THISDAY, announcing the commencement of an on-the-spot assessment of all primary school project sites across the state.
Majekodunmi said he was embarking on the tour “for on-the spot assessment of works being carried out by the contractors, with a view to justifying the huge financial investment in primary education in the state…in line with the educational agenda of the present administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun.”
The SUBEB boss noted that all the contractors had been mobilised, as the state government was prompt in the payment of its counterpart funds to respective donor agencies.
The chairman also stated that he recognised the important role of the government, commending its promptness in the payment of counterpart funds to donor agencies, while admonishing contractors to abide by the terms of their contracts.
“Ensure that works on the primary school buildings are of the stipulated standards as provided for in the contract agreements, having been mobilised by the state government,” he urged.
According to him, works on buildings awarded by SUBEB are currently at different stages of completion in all the affected primary schools.
“New classroom blocks are being constructed while there are cases of renovation and rehabilitation across the schools in the three senatorial districts of the state,” he stressed.
Majekodunmi affirmed the commitment of the state government to increasing pupils’ enrolment in public primary schools by creating a more conducive learning and teaching environment, and urged stakeholders to cooperate with the government.
The SUBEB Chairman, according to an itinerary, starts the tour with primary schools in Ogun West senatorial district at CAC Primary School 11, Oke-Ela and UAMC Primary School 11, Eleja Pahayi in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government area of the State.
Also to be visited are: Community Primary School, Idagba Ayetoro, in Yewa South Local Government area; IPPC Primary School, Iwopin and St.Micheal Primary School, Ibiade in Ijebu East Local Government area; Emmanuel Primary School, Italupe and Moslem Primary School, Etitale, Ijebu-Ode in Ijebu-Ode Local Government area, and Wesley Primary School 11, Oko- Sagamu and L.G Primary School, Eriyo Igbaga in Sagamu Local Government.
Others are: Obafemi Awolowo Primary School, Ikenne and A.U.D Primary School 11, Iperu in Ikenne Local Government area; Community Primary School, Morekete and United Primary School, Baagbon in Odeda local Government area; Moshood Abiola Primary School, Sabo and Aglican Primary School, Isaga Orile in Abeokuta North Local Government area, and Saint James Anglican School, Idi Ape in Abeokuta South Local Government area.