Towards maintaining the pace of development in the education sector in Ekiti State, the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof Femi Akinwumi, has said that the September 30th deadline given to contractors handling construction works in the four newly established public secondary schools by the Fayemi Administration is sacrosanct.
Speaking during a special interactive meeting with the contractors handling the projects in Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday, the SUBEB boss assured the contractors that the board would continue to provide them with the necessary support to complete the project on schedule.
According to him “the board would vigorously monitor and supervise the projects to ensure strict compliance with the project specifications.”
Akinwumi further urged the contractors to work extra hard to ensure that the deadline on the projects was met. Adding that the commitment of the Fayemi Administration to the provision of free qualitative basic education to all children of school age in the state remained intact.
The SUBEB boss posited that the four new secondary schools would upon completion improve the access of students living in the outskirts of the Ekiti State Capital to quality secondary education.
In their responses, the contractors unanimously pledged that they would deliver the projects as scheduled as they are already in the finishing stages of the projects.
The newly established four secondary schools which are reportedly part of the legacy projects of the Fayemi Administration are named after notable elder statesmen and prominent citizens in the state.
The schools, all located in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital are the Ayo Fasanmi High School, Iworoko Road; David Oke High School, Ijan Road; the Banji Akintoye High School, Ikere Road, and the Deji Fasuan High School, Afao Road.