A team of top officials of the Universal Basic education Commission (UBEC), has commenced the inspection of model schools being built by the commission across the country, according to a statement by Head of UBEC’s Public Relations and Protocol, Mr David Ejika Apeh.
The statement said the team, led by the Chairman of the Board of the Commission, Prof. Usman Kyuk, expressed satisfaction with the work being done on the schools and had the hope that “before the end of the year, majority of the model schools being built by the Commission, would be delivered by contractors handling their construction.
At the site of one of the schools in Karshi, in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, the chairman said that the commission was happy with the level of work done adding that the Federal Government was determined to give education to the Nigerian children using the latest technology available.
On his part, the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi said the model schools would consist of “pre-primary, primary school, JSS, ICT training hall and sports facilities.”
He stated that “model 1”, divided amongst the geo-political zones would be sited in Imo, Bauchi, Edo, Katsina, Nasarawa, Lagos states, and the FCT.
The “model 2” schools, according to him, would be sited in Benue, Adamawa, Kaduna, Niger, Borno, Kano, Sokoto, Anambra, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, and Oyo states.
The National Consultant for the project, Mas’ud Abdulkarim, said going by the level of cooperation among the contractors handling the model schools, the project should be delivered before the stipulated dates. (NAN)