Oyo commences demolition of dilapidated school structures

Oyo State Government on Thursday in Ibadan commenced the demolition of dilapidated blocks of classrooms in its schools.

The exercise which commenced with the Ibadan Municipal Government (IMG) Primary School I, Mokola in Ibadan, the state’s commissioner of education, science and technology Adeniyi Olowofela, said the demolition would allow for the rehabilitation and construction of new ones.

Olowofela stated that the state government had earmarked the sum of N5.6 billion for the project in 200 dilapidated school structures across the state.

He said that these school structures now serves as haven for criminals.

“Government has identified school structures that requires re-construction and rehabilitation, particularly some built in the 1950s with mud and cannot stand the test of time.

“The state government has approved two billion for the construction and rehabilitation of 100 dilapidated secondary school structures while the remaining N3.6 billion will be used for primary schools,’’ he said.

The commissioner stated that the state government was not only building capacities but infrastructures, among which are roads, model schools to mention a few.

Olowofela said that the model schools under construction across the state would be completed in few weeks.

He said that the demolition was at no cost to the state government, adding the exercise were been carried out by contractors of the new ones as a form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).