The Universal Basic Education Commission and Sokoto state government have allotted N3.6 billion to rehabilitate 235 primary schools.
Another N100 million is earmarked for school feeding programme being piloted to provide breakfast in primary schools on school days.
Executive secretary of UBEC in Sokoto, Faruk Shehu, said the school feeding is aimed at shoring up enrolment, retention and completion.
On the rehabilitation of primary schools, he explained that N1.6 billion was for the UBEC and the state government joint venture 2015 intervention projects and N2 billion for the joint venture projects for 2016.
He said N1.6 billion was jointly contributed by the commission and the state government.
According to him, some of the projects had been completed, while others are at various stages of completion.
On the N2 billion, he disclosed that the state government had released its counterpart of N1 billion but awaiting that of UBEC.
He also revealed that a block of three classrooms was being constructed by the state government in 21 primary schools in Sokoto, at the cost of over N10million each as well rehabilitating three primary schools, one in each of the three senatorial zones.
Shehu said N105 million was earmarked for the primary schools in project under the ‘Whole School Approach.’
The three schools are located in Tambuwal, Gada and Sokoto north local government areas, he added.
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