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Ekiti pays N7.3bn UBEC counterpart fund – SUBEB boss

The Chairman of Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi, has said the government has paid a sum of N7.3 billion as…

The Chairman of Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi, has said the government has paid a sum of N7.3 billion as counterpart funding to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

The fund is for the execution of projects in public primary and secondary schools in the last two years.

The chairman spoke in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, while briefing newsmen on the activities of the body and its efforts to uplift basic education in the state.

Akinwumi said Governor Kayode Fayemi decided to pay the huge amount as a demonstration of his determination to turn around the education sector.

He said: “I am a product of public school, so also other accomplished academics and professionals across Ekiti. So we have to do our best to reposition public schools in Ekiti.

“For four years in Ekiti, between 2014 and 2018, no construction, no training at that level of SUBEB but the present administration has been able to change that.

“In 2021, you will see model colleges springing up in Ekiti. We are trying to depopulate the private schools, because people are beginning to move in droves to the public primary and secondary schools, having seen the rising quality of education in Ekiti public schools”.

 

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