In the spirit of celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s Administration, the First Lady of Ekiti State Her Excellency, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has commissioned two major projects in Ijero Local Government Area of the state.
The projects include; the commissioning of Ipoti Multipurpose Hall and the renovation of a block of classrooms renovated by Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) 2015 Intervention Project through the Counterpart Fund.
According to the First Lady, the Multipurpose Hall will serve as a rallying point for youths and community leaders to discuss on issues bothering on development.
Erelu Bisi Fayemi also advocates against Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation in Ijero Community, saying that the government is doing everything possible to sensitize the state on the dangers of SGBV and FGM and also to ensure that the health sector of the state is accessible through affordable health care programmes.
In her welcome address during the commissioning of the block of classrooms, Chairman Ekiti State SUBEB, Professor Francisca Aladejana, represented by SUBEB Commissioner 1,Mrs. Funke Fajobi said that the event did not only strengthen the cordial relationship between UBEC and SUBEB, it also reinforces the commitment of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s Administration to consolidate the synergy with Federal Government Agencies.
“The landmark achievements recorded by His Excellency, Governor Kayode Fayemi’s Administration in the Basic Education sector in the past 12 months is highly commendable. Some of these are the payment of all outstanding counterpart funds to UBEC for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018; distribution of instructional materials to schools, giving priority issues of training and retraining of teachers in public schools, payment of teachers’ salaries as when due, ongoing renovation of 83 blocks of classrooms, construction of new school buildings, toilets and perimeter fencing in over 200 schools, procurement of 8,072 units of plastic pupils furniture, construction 3,375 units of metal legged pupils lockers and benches as well as procurement of 4,150 units of teachers’ tables and chairs under the UBEC/SUBEB project among other notable achievements.”
She said the Board has mapped out strategies to make public primary schools to function effectively through regular monitoring and painstaking supervision of schools and the introduction of child friendly initiatives in the new academic session.
Commending the efforts of Governor Fayemi on Education in Ekiti State during the facility tour, Director of Academic Services (SUBEB), Mrs. Bankole Christianah Abimbola and Assistant Director, Budget and Planning Unit (SUBEB) Mrs. Olujobi Margaret Olushola said that the state government, through SUBEB, has envisioned new dimensions for the development of basic education in Ekiti.
“We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi for working assiduously with SUBEB to actualize laudable projects to develop our primary education system.
“We are excited because other projects are in the pipeline and we can assure the people of Ekiti state of an effective primary education system,” they said.