Benue state government says it has completed the construction of 426 Primary schools while 229 are still ongoing in the states.
This was disclosed by the Chairman, Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Philip Tachim during an interview with the newsmen in Makurdi last weekend.
After inspecting the work on the Local Government Education Authority, LGEA, primary schools at Gbajimba and Mbabegha in Guma Local Government Area as well as St. Theresa’ primary school in Makurdi, Philip noted that aside from the initial 740, more primary schools have been slated for rehabilitation before the end of Governor Ortom’s first term in office.
He also noted that 79 projects have been terminated and the board has also procured thousand of modern plastic seats, tables, computers and other learning aids using the counterpart funds,
He explained that more than 50 public primary school structures have been destroyed during renewed herdsmen attacks in the affected areas in 2018 with more than 20,000 children forced out of school.
Tachin stated that more than 16, 000 of the children were taking refuge in various Internally Displaced Person’s (IDPs) camps in the state.