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Ekiti spends N16b on basic education devt in 30 months, says Fayemi

By Ayodele Afolabi, Ado-Ekiti
11 November 2021   |   3:32 am
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his administration had spent N16 billion to develop basic education in the state by building new schools, renovating others...

Fayemi. Photo: TWITTER/EKITISTATEGOV

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his administration had spent N16 billion to develop basic education in the state by building new schools, renovating others and building capacity of teachers in the last 30 months.

Fayemi, who stated this in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, while receiving a delegation from Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) led by its Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, also affirmed that the state had recorded 40,000 and 25,000 increase in primary and secondary schools’ enrolment within the first two and a half years of his administration.

The governor, who commended the Executive Secretary for the great job the commission was doing, described him as an exemplary leader who has painstakingly delivered on the assignment given to him by making use of critical initiative.

Fayemi also said that his administration had to pay N8 billion to enable it access N16 billion, stressing that the intervention has been very helpful to the state in its giant strides in the area of basic education development.

He said government would continue to make schools easily accessible to all Ekiti children no matter where they live to enable them get to their school covering short distance in line with the provision of UNESCO.

The governor further reiterated the commitment of his administration to the development of e-learning at every level of education in the state.

Earlier, the UBEC Executive Secretary commended the sincerity of Fayemi and his administration for the huge investment in education.

He said the state never lagged behind in payment of counterpart-funding during his administration. He added that UBEC would continue to assist states to reposition their basic education development.

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