Japan renovates Oyo schools
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.