World Bank Awards Oyo N3.5bn for Renovation of 105 Public Schools

Makinde emphasized the importance of quality work, urging those involved to adhere to prescribed standards to maximize the benefits of the renovations. "A huge amount of money is being put into this project, and the beneficiaries must pay attention to what is being done in their respective schools," he said.

World Bank Awards Oyo N3.5bn for Renovation of 105 Public Schools

The World Bank has awarded a N3.5 billion grant to the Oyo State Government for the renovation of 105 public primary schools. Governor Seyi Makinde announced this on Friday in Ibadan during a symbolic cheque presentation to representatives of the beneficiary schools.

The governor, represented by Deputy Governor Bayo Lawal, stated that the grant targets primary schools in critical need of renovation across the state’s three senatorial districts.

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Makinde emphasized the importance of quality work, urging those involved to adhere to prescribed standards to maximize the benefits of the renovations. "A huge amount of money is being put into this project, and the beneficiaries must pay attention to what is being done in their respective schools," he said.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education Intervention, Suraj Tiamiyu, noted that the renovation work, expected to be completed within six weeks, includes the construction of toilets and boreholes to enhance the learning environment. Tiamiyu assured that the project would be closely monitored to ensure timely and standard completion.

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The grant is part of the World Bank’s Better Education Service Delivery for All – Additional Funding (BESDA-AF) project, aimed at increasing equitable access to education for out-of-school children and improving literacy rates. Oyo, Adamawa, and Katsina states are the beneficiaries of this educational grant, which also seeks to strengthen accountability in Nigeria’s basic education system.