Ekiti Province Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has approved the establishment of 3 new model colleges in the province to accommodate the substantial growth in school enrollment.
The Chairman of the Province Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi made this known in Ado-Ekiti piece receiving a squad set upwards by the Federal Authorities to monitor UBEC projects and programmes in some selected states.
Akinwumi said the new schools would be sited in Ado-Ekiti, Ikere and Odo-Oro adding that the authorities decided to plant the model colleges to decongest secondary schools within and around Ado metropolis as good as open upwards new areas across the province for urban evolution.
He stressed that security, pupil- friendly and conducive learning surroundings with suitable body of water and sanitation facilities as good as good trained teachers and other initiatives to back up the holistic evolution of the tiddler are guaranteed at the model colleges.
Akinwumi added that the colleges would have chemistry, biological science and physics laboratories, as good as ICT and home economics laboratories, similar the 4 model colleges before established by the Fayemi led administration.
He also said the colleges would be equipped with a big exam corridor, staffrooms, administrative offices, perimeter fencing, a football pitch, a basketball game tribunal, parking space, privy and a body of water handling plant amongst others.
Attributing the remarkable growth in the school enrollment figures in public schools in the province to the improvement in the teaching and learning surroundings as good as the enhanced capacity and performance of teachers in the schools in the lastly 3 years, Akinwumi pledged that SUBEB would go along to create judicious utilization of all available funds.
In his remarks, the leader of the monitoring squad, Dr. Tom Ohikere who described Ekiti as “a major projection site”, said his squad was impressed with the teaching/learning surroundings and infrastructure if, noting that the inclusive, learning-friendly surroundings, good classrooms, superb infrastructure and robust teachers welfare had plainly contributed to achieving the lineament education in the Province.
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