Ogun To Spend Over N12bn On Construction, Rehabilitation Of More Classrooms, Others In 2023 - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, December 16, 2022

Ogun To Spend Over N12bn On Construction, Rehabilitation Of More Classrooms, Others In 2023

Ogun State Government  says over  N12.93billion will be spent on construction of additional classrooms ,rehabilitation of more  schools as well as provision of over head cost and other expenses to consolidate on  the already created conducive learning environment for pupils 

The State Commissioner for Education, Science andTechnolog, Prof.Abayomi Arigbabu, who stated this while defending the Ministry's 2023 budget before the members of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation led by Hon. Kunle Sobukanla at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan,  Abeokuta disclosed that
additional 123 classrooms would be constructed including technical workshop/science laboratory and rehabilitation of existing ones across the State

The Commissioner explained that the new 65 units of a block of 3 classrooms, 50 units of a-block of 2 classrooms, eight technical workshop and science laboratory would gulp N5.65bn out of the N10.15bn capital expenditure of the Ministry for the next fiscal year. 

Explaining that N2.78bn was set aside for recurrent expenditure with N1.88bn expected revenue for next year, the Commissioner submitted that the Ministry had recorded improved delivery of quality academic activities, with the provision of equitable, qualitative and affordable educational opportunities for all.

Also, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) proposed a total budget proposal of N2.159bn, consisting of N748.07m for capital expenditure and the remaining N1.41bn for recurrent expenditure, with N11.33m expected as revenue in the coming year.

Other agencies who equally defended their respective budget proposals before the State lawmakers included the Technical and Vocational Education Board and Teaching Service Commission.

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