Ogun Govt Reacts To Viral Video Of Ilishan School With Dilapidated Classrooms...Says It Is Already Listed For Reconstruction - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, April 8, 2023

Ogun Govt Reacts To Viral Video Of Ilishan School With Dilapidated Classrooms...Says It Is Already Listed For Reconstruction

Ogun State Government has reacted to a viral video of a school in Ilishan-Remo with dilapidated classrooms , saying the affected school has been  listed as number 79 among over 1,000 capital projects to be done during this second term holiday

Governor Dapo Abiodun in his reaction through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin on Saturday, says it is never characteristics of his administration to always make unnecessary noise about about its achievements so far 

"While it is not in our character to make unnecessary noise about the achievement of this administration, it is important to point out that our approach has been deliberate, methodical, systematic, and progressive to meet the challenges of public education in the 21st century", Abiodun clearly stated 

 According to him, "the school in question is one of over 1000 projects already slated for commencement during the long vacation. Specifically, it is Number 79 in the list and advertised for rehabilitation and reconstruction since November 2022.

"The bid was opened on the 4th of January 2023, and all things being equal will be ready before the new academic session", the govermor further explained 

Abiodun revealed that 960 public primary and secondary schools were either renovated or outright reconstructed during the first phase of school buildings rehabilitation by his administration within its first term in office

"This is the 2nd in the series of public schools' rehabilitation embarked upon by this administration. In the first phase, 960 public primary and secondary school buildings were either renovated or outrightly rebuilt".

"The incumbent government has also prioritised decongestion exercise to make learning and teaching much easier across the 236 wards, as can be attested to by our signature yellow roof revolution in both our health and academic facilities" 

The governor blamed the issue of dilapidated classrooms and students sitting on bare floors on  Infrastructural decay inherited by his administration which according to him, is now be  addressed as emergency situation as a responsible government  

"It should be recalled that public school students sitting on bare floors in classrooms due to infrastructural decay predates the Abiodun-led government, hence the State of Emergency imposed from day one of this government, in this important sector"

"The current administration has invested heavily in improving infrastructure in public schools in the last three years. Not only has the government rehabilitated and renovated 960 classrooms across the state, it has made provision for 25,000  tables and chairs to reduce and cushion the effects of shortage of furniture in schools. This quarter, another batch of 10,000 tables and chairs has  been distributed to public primary and secondary schools in the second phase, just as we are recruiting 5000 teachers to the the global standard of not more than 40 pupils to a tutor"

Abiodun added that his government had increased the running cost of public primary and secondary schools by 120 percent and upgraded facilities in the flagship Schools in the state

"There has been a 120 percent increase in running cost for public primary and secondary schools in the state; schools have also been upgraded and recategorized in a new initiative called the Flagship School initiative"

"Once again, we reassure the good people of Ogun State of our unalloyed commitment to fulfilling the mandate of service delivery by God's grace", the governor reassured the people in the statement

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