The World Bank has supported the Oyo government with N3.5 billion grant for the renovation of 105 public primary schools across the state.


According to NAN, Seyi Makinde, the Oyo governor, presented the cheques to representatives of some of the beneficiary schools at a symposium on Friday.

Makinde, who was represented by Bayo Lawal, his deputy, said the grant was meant for the renovation of primary schools with critical attention.

He said the works would commence simultaneously in all 105 schools selected across the three senatorial districts of the state.


He also called on the people in charge of the exercise to avoid doing shoddy jobs and ensure that all the projects were in accordance with the prescriptions.

Suraj Tiamiyu, the special adviser to the governor on education intervention, said the renovation of the 105 approved public primary schools will be completed in six weeks.

Tiamiyu said the renovation will include the construction of toilets and drilling of boreholes.


He added that the exercise would be properly monitored for effective delivery to standard and time framework.

The grant support is a World Bank Project under Better Education Service Delivery for All – Additional Funding.

The project is a form of educational grant aimed to increase equitable access for out-of-school children and improve literacy in beneficiary states.

Adamawa and Katsina are also beneficiaries of the grant.


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