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Ekiti pays N7.3b counterpart fund for UBEC projects

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EKITI State Government, yesterday, disclosed that it has paid N7.3b counterpart fund to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) projects in public primary and secondary schools in the last two years.

Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi, stated this in Ado-Ekiti, while briefing reporters on the activities of the commission and its efforts to boost basic education in the state.

Akinwumi said Governor Kayode Fayemi decided to pay the money due to the priority the state government placed on basic education and the determination to turn around the education sector.

He lamented that primary education was neglected during the four years of the immediate past administration, adding that the state’s public schools were already witnessing an influx of pupils from private schools across the state.

“I and other academics and professionals across Ekiti are products of public schools. So, we have to do our best to reposition public schools.

“Governor Fayemi has the interest of basic education at heart. He has been doing a lot to promote that cadre of education by building structures, providing instructional materials and training teachers,” he said.

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