Ekiti commissions 100 renovated schools

No fewer than 100 public secondary schools in Ekiti State, which underwent renovation, have been delivered and handed over to the management of the schools.
Commissioning some of the schools, which are spread across the 16 local government areas of the state, the state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said his administration was committed to providing an environment that will enhance productive teaching-learning process.
Fayemi also hinted that the renovation of the remaining 83 secondary schools billed for the second phase of the Operation Renovate All Schools in Ekiti will commenced during the Christmas holidays.
The governor restated his resolve to revamp the education sector so that it could produce quality products that will make the state proud.
Fayemi said he would ensure that adequate resources are expended on the education sector so that it could return to its place of pride as the fountain of knowledge.
Some of the schools renovated also got new buildings such as examination halls and laboratories where the existing ones were considered beyond renovation.
Meanwhile the distribution of the 40,000 units of furniture ordered by the government has commenced, following the delivery of the furniture.
It would be recalled that the governor had during the flag off of the renovation exercise said that the renovation and the purchase of the furniture would cost N2.5 billion and would be delivered within eight weeks.
The governor has flagged off the 2012/2013 school enrolment into all primary schools in the state.
Registering pupils in Ikole Ekiti on Wednesday, the governor expressed satisfaction at last year’s enrolment, which was higher than the penultimate year.
He added that the rise in the enrolment is not unconnected to the confidence that the people repose in his administration’s effort at revamping the education sector even as the State SUBEB Model Primary School recently emerged the best primary school in Nigeria.
At Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, the Grand Imam of Ekiti State, Alhaji Bello Kewulere, commended the Operation Renovate All School in Ekiti initiative of the Fayemi administration.
The cleric said it was a testimonial to the commitment of the governor to providing quality, functional and free education for all students in the state.
Kewulere said he was particularly impressed by the distribution of computers to the students; saying that this would no doubt expose the students to best global practices in the education sector.
He further praised him for selecting Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School Ado Ekiti as one of the benefiting schools in the ORASE project, saying that the facelift given to the Sheikh Oseni Ibiyemi hall in the school shows that the governor is a worthy leader who is not a religious bigot.