The government of the State of Bauchi has announced that approximately N3 billion has been spent on the construction of a total of 270 classrooms for elementary and secondary schools across the state.
This was announced by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBED), Bello Zubairu, while informing journalists during an inspection tour of projects undertaken by the current administration after one year in office.
On the project site in one of the schools in 1000 Housing Estate, Zubairu indicated that the projects were carried out in cooperation with SUBEB and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEB), each with a value of N 1.5 billion.
He said the work on the projects met standard specifications.
The project inspection team was also informed that 16 additional special school projects were undertaken by the state government across the country at a total cost of N 500 million to support the development of basic education.
The State Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) by their project engineer Mukhtar Mohammed Musa alone told journalists from the Yelwa Practicing School of the former Bauchi Teachers College that the school, founded in 1931, was completely renovated and a solar-powered borehole was sunk in its premises, which were also fenced .
Musa also said that 16 additional projects across the state were either built or refurbished with 50 percent counter-funding in cooperation between the state SDGs office and the federal government’s Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS).
He added that the projects carried out in hard-to-reach (HTR) areas of the state included the provision of equipment, furniture, and teaching and learning materials
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