News by Abdullahi Tukur
The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board has awarded contract worth four point five billion naira for the construction and renovation of classrooms in primary schools across the state.
Chairman of the board, Professor Suleiman Khalid stated this while speaking with newsmen in his office in Birnin Kebbi.
Other projects are supply of furnitures, ICT facilities, water, sanitation, drilling of boreholes as well as training and retraining of teachers.
He disclosed that contractors have already been mobilised to the site to commence work.
“You can see in addition to that billions spent on not only to improve learning environment, but also to train and retrain teachers, because no educational system can rise up without good teachers, so that is why the state is actually committed to training and retraining of our teachers and equip them with state of the art teaching skills”.
According to him, the state government had organised a workshop for the contractors and engineers both at the state headquarters and the local government on the minimum standard expected to be executed on the projects.