To solve the problem of inadequate schools in rural communities of the state, Delta State Executive Council has approved four new schools.
The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, flanked by Mr Patrick Ukah Commissioner for Information and that of Science and Technology, Mr Chiedu Ebie and Hon. Joyce Overa dropped the hint in a press briefing on the outcome of the state executive council meeting held in Asaba.
Mr. Ebie said two primary schools were to be constructed in Okpe local government area of the state, a secondary school is to be constructed at Oginibo while another would be constructed at a different community.
He used the occasion to restate Governor Okowa’s commitment to free education in the state, asserting, “We have zero tolerance for illegal collection of levies and we have noticed that the secondary schools in the state are in need of 70,000 seats while the primary schools are in need of 14,000 seats. The state executive council has approved for the seats.”
“We are addressing the dearth in infrastructure in our schools gradually and we will hold school heads responsible for the destruction of furniture,” the Commissioner said, assuring that schools will be established in areas they are needed based on the availability of resources.
Also, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Uka disclosed that the Delta State Executive Council has charged the Direct Labour Agency, DLA, to ensure that roads in the state are free of pot-holes to ensure free movement during the yuletide season.
According to the Commissioner, “the state executive council approved money for the remedial work to be done on the Warri/Eku road, Eku/Sapele road and other roads in the state because of the Christmas celebration”.
He added that despite the economic situation of the country, the “the Governor Okowa administration is committed to making life better for the people, though this cannot be without some challenges.”
Hon. Overa also threw light on the Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre donated to the Delta State government by Zenith bank, disclosing that the EXCO approved that the centre be operated by a private investor, who will give 60 per cent of funds generated to government, while he takes 40 per cent.


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