The Nasarawa State Government says it has earmarked N1.7 billion for the construction of 36 model storey buildings and 72 blocks of classrooms in primary and junior secondary schools across in the state.
Mr Lakpa Mohammed, Assistant Director of Works, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday in Lafia.
He said that the award of the contract became imperative in order to provide an environment that is conducive for teaching and learning.
Mohammed said that it would also reduce the hardship being experienced by the pupils and students in the state.
?Gov Tanko Al-Makura is committed to improving the standard of education in the state. No society can achieve meaningful progress and development without sound education.
?It is in view of the importance of education to nation-building that Al-Makura initiates good education policies and programmes to improve education standard in the state.”
He recalled that Vice-President Namadi Sambo had in 2013 inaugurated a two- storey building of TA?AL model school in Lafia, with some classrooms equipped with facilities.
According to him, the construction of the TA?AL model school had been extended to all local government areas of the state, to ensure that it is beneficial to everyone.
Mohammed also applauded the federal and state governments for according premium to the education sector for the socio-economic development of the country.
He expressed the determination of the works department to ensure strict supervision of the schools? projects to ensure that contractors comply with standard.
He called on parents and community leaders to guard and maintain government projects in their domain to ensure its durability, adding that ”education is the responsibility of all”.