Makinde Approves N170m To Procure Past Questions For Oyo Students Free Of Charge
The Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has announced another development today in the educational sector of Oyo state.
According to the information available to Double A Media, the governor has given directives on key three things in which education is included, as a result of today’s EXCO meeting.
The information states as follows:
At this morning’s Executive Council meeting, The Honourable Commissioner for Works and Transport, Prof Raphael Afonja, gave us an update on the reconstruction of the Moniya-Ijaiye-Iseyin road at the cost of N9.9B.
Our administration terminated the original contract for this project which was awarded by the previous administration, due to our dissatisfaction with the work being done.
The contract sum was increased from the original amount of N7B to cover changes made to the project’s design, including rectifying the inadequate drainage facilities in the original design and changes in the pricing of materials such as bitumen.
The new contractors, Kopek Construction Ltd, are expected to resume at the site next week to start working, and the project is billed to be completed in 12 months.
The Executive Council also approved the production of 100,000 copies of a compilation of WAEC past question and solutions in 10 subjects at the cost of N1,700 per copy. The compilation will be distributed free of charge to students in state-owned and private secondary schools in Oyo State.
Finally, the Executive Council approved the retraining of teachers in state-owned schools in Oyo State. Our intervention in the education sector will cover the quality of educational service provided as well as access and participation, whilst increasing funding for the sector.