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Kebbi Spends N19bn on Construction, Renovation of 3,782 Classrooms in 7 years – SUBEB

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Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi

The Head of Physical Planning Unit, Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (KBSUBEB)Alhaji Umaru Shehu-Adili, has disclosed that the agency has constructed and renovated   3,782 classrooms across the state which gulped N19 billion in seven years.

He made the disclosure at the flag-off of a two-day workshop and interactive session for SUBEB and Technical Officers from the   21 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) of the state held at Shagalinku Hotel in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.

The two-day event, organized by Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board is on the 2021 FGN-UBE matching grant projects implementation.

According to him, since the inception of the program, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu remained the only governor who was paying counterpart funds for seven years consecutively.

He said: “This administration has so far injected not less than N19 billion as counterpart fund for UBE project matching ground. With this amount, we constructed and renovated no fewer than 3,782 classrooms for a conducive learning atmosphere in public schools across the state.

“In this year’s intervention, we have a proposal of renovating 164 classrooms spread across the 21 LGEAs of the state.

“We intend to construct three blocks of classrooms, about 22 blocks of 44 classrooms and each LGEA must have a minimum of a block of two classrooms, with exception of Birnin Kebbi and Jega who will have additional classrooms due to unavoidable pressing demand.”

He added that renovation of blocks of classrooms in about eight Junior Secondary Schools would be carried out, in addition to drilling of 6,000 liters of motorized boreholes in each of those schools among others.

In a keynote address, the Chairman, KBSUBEB, Prof. Suleiman Khalid noted with satisfaction that Kebbi State was ahead of all the 17 states currently running Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) program across Nigeria according to reports.

He assured that from the verification exercise conducted, the state was still maintaining its lead, “I am assuring you that no state in the federation can match our performance.

“It is almost certain now because nearly 50 percent of projects and activities have been covered and we are still in the lead.

“This cannot be achieved without your commitment, dedication, teamwork, and zeal with which you pursued the program, we must therefore thank you sincerely for making Kebbi proud.

While urging them to keep the flag flying, the chairman charged them to brace up for the challenges ahead.

He said the current administration had injected huge resources into the basic education sector across the state.

of the 3,782 renovated and constructed classrooms, Khalid said 1,314 new classrooms were constructed while 2,478 were renovated, he added.

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