(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Dr Joan Osa Oviawe, Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has claimed that the state has spent over N6 billion on infrastructure provision for its public primary schools in the last three years.
The SUBEB cahriman made this disclosure on Tuesday during a media parley as part of activities marking the third year anniversary of the launch of Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST ), where she said that the amount includes state and counterpart funding for infrastructure, to ensure quality education.
Speaking further, Oviawe said that only 186 public primary schools had not been linked to the EdoBEST programme out of the 1,046 in the state, noting however, that the remaining schools would be part of the quality basic education programme before the end of 2021.
About 400 schools have been constructed and rehabilitated while furniture were also provided by the state government. Bbasic education has remained free in Edo State and the government has been providing instructional materials since 2018.