BY TONY EDIKE
ENUGU—Enugu State Government has approved over N195 million for construction and renovation of some public schools, including the government school for Deaf and Dumb, Coal Camp, Enugu.
The approval was given by the State Executive Council at its meeting chaired by the State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime.
Briefing newsmen, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke, explained that other benefiting primary schools will include O’Connor Asata Council, Igbariam and Airport primary school, Emene.
Others are Community Primary school Nkpologwu, Emene, Community Primary School Ibagwa Nike, Community Primary School Ugbo Odogwu Phase 6 and Independent Layout Primary School I and II among others. Mr Ugwoke said the project will be executed through direct labour.
According to Mr. Ugwoke, at the school for deaf and Dumb, government will construct tow new hostel blocks, a sick bay, ICT centre, two lavatories, renovate two buildings and provide perimeter fence around the premises.
He recalled that the State governor had approved free transport for primary school children and secondary school students in addition to free education from Primary to JSS III in public schools in the state.
According to him, all these as well as the on-going renovation of schools are geared towards enhancing teaching and learning and consolidate on gain already made in the educational sector of the state economy.
Ugwoke also told the press that Exco approved the construction through direct labour 285 refuse bin holding pads, 283 conventional refuse bin slabs and five motorized bin slabs on major urban roads in the state.
The Commissioner explained that the new refuse bins will be located some meters away from the roads while the already existing ones will be relocated in a way that they do not constitute a nuisance to the people or cause obstruction on the roads.
He disclosed that the council approved the sum of over N35 million for the importation of over 1,049 dumpsters (waste bins) for easy refuse disposal in the state.
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Enugu approves N195m for renovation of public schools