Kaduna to spend N4bn in constructing classrooms

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna

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The project is under the Universal Basic Education Commission’s 2015/2016 intervention projects.

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board says the State government had awarded contracts for the construction of 594 classrooms across the 23 Local government areas worth about four N4 billion.

The Executive Chairman of the Board, Nasiru Umar disclosed this in an interview with newsmen while on a field inspection in the State.

He mentioned that the 594 classes would include two blocks of two classrooms, 19 blocks of two classrooms with restrooms and another 33 blocks of four classrooms respectively.

Others are, 17 storeys building of 12 classrooms and nine storey building of 24 classrooms.

He further stated that 16 laboratories and 19 Early Child Care Development and Education games village would also be constructed.

The chairman also said that over 11 thousand two-seater chairs, 564 teacher’s table and chairs and over three thousand magnetic writing boards would be purchased for the schools.

According to him, the contractors are expected to complete the projects in the next four months.

“The State government is spending a lot of funds in constructing new classrooms, renovating the existing ones and supplying furniture and teaching materials to the schools across the State”.

“The board will do its best in supervising and monitoring these projects to ensure good quality is provided”.

Timely execution
Umar appealed to the contractors to do the job according to specification and within the agreed period.

On his part, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Jafaru Sani reiterated the State government’s resolved to increase access to quality education.

Sani, represented by the Deputy Director Schools in the ministry, Aliyu Idris, urged the contractors to execute the projects with integrity.

One of the contractors, Aliyu Ibrahim of Oasis Building, assured the State government of timely execution of the projects according to specification.

Sammie Idika