Holy Arousa Primary School, Benin City

The Edo State government has approved the contract for the refurbishment
of 230 primary schools across the state, to provide for conducive
learning environment for pupils in the State.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy,
Mr Crusoe Osagie, disclosed this yesterday in Benin City, the State
capital.

He said: “the state government under the leadership of Godwin Obaseki,
is committed to making learning pleasurable for pupils in the state”.
Adding that the review of a list of another 230 primary schools is in
progress, after which contracts for their refurbishment will be
awarded.

“The governor has approved the contract for the renovation of 230
primary schools in the state. This is in furtherance of his commitment
to ensuring that students in the state learn in a conducive
environment.

Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

“It is also coming as the State Universal Basic Education Board
(SUBEB) is set to roll out the Edo Basic Education Sector
Transformation (Edo-BEST) in more schools across the state.
“With the award, contractors are expected to be on site working on the
schools. As that is ongoing, we are also in the process of compiling
another batch of 230 public primary schools for which contracts would
be awarded in the first quarter of 2019”.

The Special Adviser to the Governor also disclosed that this will
bring the number of schools marked for renovation to 460.
He said that an audit of another 800 schools is also ongoing, after
which schools found to be in need of renovation would be added to the
460, and that the state government is not going to leave any school
behind in the rollout of the renovation programme.

Usi Primary School, Benin City

“We are committed to ensuring that the schools in Edo State are in
good shape. We have had to take our time to do this because we wanted
the School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) to be in place so they
can play a critical role in ensuring that the schools are well run and
that whatever is provided for the schools are not vandalised,” he
said.