26 March 2021 By Gwamkat Gwamzhi
Four hundred and fifty new structures to include classrooms, laboratories, toilets, examination halls, and offices are to be constructed in public primary schools across Plateau State .
State Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board, Professor Mathew Sule made this known while declaring open bidding of the projects in Jos.
Professor Sule said basic education was core in the learning process of the school system hence was taken seriously by the State Government to lay a good foundation for school children.
He explained that infrastructural deficit in primary public schools in Plateau State stood at forty percent but deliberate efforts were currently made to upgrade and improve on infrastructure.
The Chairman of the Board, also tasked the contractors on value for money noting that the era of delivering shabby jobs was over.
Earler, Director of Engineering and Physical planning, Mr. Gabriel Ayuba urged the contractors to deliver the projects within given terms and stick to specifications.
In their separate remarks, representatives of the Universal Basic Education Commission in Jos,, Mr Jonathan Mashe and the Attorney General, Mr. Chrisantus Na’anmiyap called for healthy relationship with host communities to avert conflicts.
On his part, representative of the contractors, Mr. Dalyop Choji who appealed for timely release of funds also pledged speedy completion of the projects.
Over Six point three billion Naira has been earmarked for the projects.