Delta boosts primary education with 10 model schools
On January 26, 2012 · In News
Delta State Government is constructing 10 new model primary schools in the state to upgrade primary education and expose pupils early in life to electronic learning and academic excellence.
The state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who disclosed this yesterday while inspecting construction work in one of the primary schools in Asaba, said the schools would be completed in April, but would not start functioning until September because of the school calendar.
He said: “The model primary schools will be ready by April but they will not take off until around September because of the school calendar. We are indeed working hard to upgrade primary education.”
Dr. Uduaghan disclosed that the model primary schools would comprise nursery and primary sections and teachers for the schools would be trained by the British Council and donor agencies.
He said although primary schools are the responsibility of local governments, the model primary schools will be funded and run by the state government so that the burden would not be too much for local governments to bear.
The governor explained that when the schools become functional, the standard obtainable would be comparable to some of the best in the world.