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Oyo To Renovate 105 Schools With World Bank’s N3.5bn Grant



Oyo To Renovate 105 Schools With World Bank’s N3.5bn Grant

The World Bank has awarded a N3.5 billion grant to the Oyo State Government to renovate 105 public primary schools across the state, News About Nigeria reports.

Governor Seyi Makinde announced the grant on Friday in Ibadan during a symbolic cheque presentation to representatives of some beneficiary schools.

Represented by his deputy, Bayo Lawal, Governor Makinde said that the grant is intended to address critical needs in primary schools.

“A huge amount of money is being put into this project, and the beneficiaries must pay attention to what is being done in their respective schools,” he stated.

“The standard must be in accordance with prescriptions so that our children will take maximum advantage of the facilities the government is putting in place.”

The renovation projects will commence simultaneously across the 105 selected schools, spanning the three senatorial districts of the state.

Governor Makinde urged those overseeing the projects to ensure high-quality work, warning against shoddy execution.

“Doing quality jobs would make the essence of the projects realizable and equally make the general public appreciate government efforts in the education sector,” he added.

Mr. Suraj Tiamiyu, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education Intervention, mentioned that the renovations, primarily in rural areas, are expected to be completed within six weeks.

The scope of work includes constructing toilets and drilling boreholes to improve the learning environment for pupils.

“The exercise will be properly monitored for effective delivery within the standard and time framework,” Tiamiyu assured.

It is gathered that the grant is part of the World Bank’s Better Education Service Delivery for All – Additional Funding project.

Alongside Oyo, Adamawa and Katsina are also beneficiaries of the grant.