Ja­pan ren­o­vates Oyo schools

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - From Dele Ogun­yemi, Ibadan

The Ja­pan In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency (JICA) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Oyo State gov­ern­ment has ren­o­vated class­rooms and pro­vided teach­ing aids and fur­ni­ture in 30 schools.

Gov­er­nor Isiaq Abi­ola Aji­mobi said about N2 bil­lion was spent on the projects which in­cluded con­struc­tion of class­rooms, ren­o­va­tion and pro­vi­sion of equip­ment across 30 schools in 19 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas of the state. He said 231 class­rooms were built, 3,900 pupils’ desk and benches as well as 209 teach­ers’ ta­bles and chairs pro­vided, 231 chalk boards dis­trib­uted and 218 toi­lets built.

The gov­er­nor made the com­ments dur­ing the sym­bolic hand over of com­pleted class­rooms at St. Luke’s Demon­stra­tion School, Mo­lete Ibadan. Ja­pa­nese Am­bas­sador to Nige­ria, Mr. Sadanobu Kusaoke said that the projects would en­able teach­ers to con­cen­trate on pro­duc­tive teach­ings which would in turn im­prove school out­put.

Dig­ni­taries at the event in­cluded the Chief Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of JICA, Nige­ria Of­fice, Mr. Hiro­taka Naka­mura; a direc­tor in the Fed­eral Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Mrs. Opeyemi Ariba, who rep­re­sented the min­is­ter, Malam Adamu Adamu, top of­fi­cials of the state gov­ern­ment, and Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Ade­tunji.

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