Ondo SUBEB boss pledges to boost infrastructure in public schools

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AKURE – Chief Ade Adeniyi, the State Universal Basic Board (SUBEB), says the state boost infrastructure in public schools.

Adeniyi told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Akure that Gov. Olusegun Mimiko had already started  renovating   the structures in public schools to fit the status mega schools.

“It is a concern, goal and focus Gov. Mimiko’s administration  to ensure that we have very unique and standard at a basic level.

“Every school in State  attain  mega status  at the end of the reformation.

“We have taken the first step by building 44 mega schools which are of international and UNESCO standard,” he said.

Adeniyi also allayed  fears  that such in the schools would not be maintained.

“The maintenance of these structures and are already taken care of by the system because this is part of the planning .

“We are going to sustain them and I assure that in the next 10 or 15 years, mega schools still maintain their current status.

“Apart from regularly monitoring the officials to these schools, the head teachers are empowered to do maintenance from the running grants given to them for minor repairs.

“But if they have a concern, they refer it to the Department of Planning  and we respond promptly,” he stated.

Adeniyi said teachers were being trained  regularly to  ensure they were -to-date with regards to  their teaching methods.

He said the various programmes would ensure that the state  met  the Millennium Development Goals  by 2015. (NAN)