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Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved N1.9 billion to the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to fast-track the construction and renovation of public schools across the state.
This is contained in a statement by his media aide, Abubakar Muazu-Dakingari, on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi.
The statement quoted the chairman of the board, Suleiman Khalid-Jega, as saying that the fund was for the construction of additional classroom blocks and renovation of dilapidated physical infrastructure in basic and post-basic schools.
He said part of the amount would be used to provide school furniture, water and sanitation facilities.
“It also includes perimeter fencing and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in all the schools under the board.
“The governor also directed the board to continue the nomadic school programme in pastoral settlements throughout the state, which has been done.
“Furthermore, teaching and learning have commenced while furniture, water and other instructional materials have been provided,” the statement said.
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Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.