Kaduna signs over N3 billion contract to improve schools

Alhaji-Ramalan-Yero 600By Lawal Dogara

Kaduna State Government has approved the award of N3.5b contract to improve schools
aimed at providing a conducive learning environment for better teaching and learning in the state.

The contracts to be executed in 23 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAS), would include the construction of new additional classrooms,headmasters offices, libraries, laboratories, ECCDE games village as well as pupils and teachers’ furniture.

Others would include the rehabilitation of the existing structures to go in line with the state policy on school development programme particularly, in the semi-rural and rural areas in the state.

The Executive Chairman, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Mr.
Ishaya Dary Akau who made the disclosure in Kaduna explained that the said contract 15 is from the 2012/2013 matching grants where both the state and the federal governments contributed 50 percent each under the UBEC intervention programme.

He said Governor Yero had since settled the 50 percent expected from the state and approved the call to pre-qualification for the 2012/2013 UBEC intervention projects.

The Chairman also disclosed that out of the 893 contractors that have indicated their interest by forwarding their documents for the pre-qualification, only 427 were cleared to bid for the 187 slots categorized into ECCDE, primary and junior secondary schools projects.

Mr. Akau reiterated the fact that the Board will strictly adhere to quality job hence, emphasized that only reputable professional contractors will be awarded the contractors. The idea is to ensure quality work, timely completion of the projects and value for money on each project before any payment will be effected.

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