AKURE – Chief Ade Adeniyi, the Chairman of Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says the state government will boost infrastructure in public schools.
Adeniyi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure that Gov. Olusegun Mimiko had already started renovating the structures in public schools to fit the status of mega schools.
“It is a major concern, goal and focus of Gov. Mimiko’s administration to ensure that we have very unique and standard education at a basic level.
“Every school in Ondo State will 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 facilities in the schools would not be maintained.
“The maintenance of these structures and facilities are already taken care of by the system because this is part of the planning process.
“We are going to sustain them and I assure that in the next 10 or 15 years, our mega schools will 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 major 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 up-to-date with regards to their teaching methods.
He said the various programmes would ensure that the state government met the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. (NAN)