Sunday, 30 August 2015

#Benue Government Partner UBEC to Improve Primary Schools with N6.4 Billion

[Benue News]
Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, on Friday in Makurdi said his administration would spend N6.4bn on the provision of infrastructure in primary schools in the state.

Ortom spoke while receiving officials of the Nigerian Union of Teachers who visited him at the Benue Peoples House.

He said the Universal Basic Education Commission had provided a grant of N3.2bn for the purpose while he had already included the same amount as counterpart fund in the N5.6bn approved by the state House of Assembly for payment of counterpart funds across board.

The governor said the treatment of teachers in the past was a sad story and apologised for their ill-treatment.

According to him, all the money meant for provision of infrastructure, equipment and welfare would be judiciously applied.

While describing primary education as the most important level, Ortom said it formed the foundation upon which the future would be built.

The NUT chairman in the state, Mr. Godwin Anya, hailed the governor for promoting teachers’ welfare.

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