The Edo Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said it had executed over 181 projects in primary and junior secondary schools in the State in the last two years.
The Chairman, SUBEB, Mrs Ozevize Salami, made this known while speaking with newsmen on the achievements of the Board in Benin on Thursday.
Our correspondent reports that some of the on-going projects include the construction and renovation of classrooms, perimeter fencing, toilets and water projects.
Salami said that the projects would help to improve infrastructures in the schools.
She said that over 228 schools under the Edo Basic Education Transformation System (EdoBEST2.0) have 346,757 pupils, with 15,125 digitally-trained teachers.
She noted that the school curriculum had been enriched with life skills that made the pupils competitive should they decide to discontinue with education.
“Between October 2021 and July 2023, under EdoBEST2.0, this administration distributed over 11,635 digital work tools comprising smartphones, teacher tablets, Samsung tablets and power banks to teachers in the state.
“More than 1.5 million textbooks, homework books, over 7.5 million examination materials and not less than 1.6 million result sheets are distributed to facilitate teaching, learning and assessment.
“Since its inception, over 600,000 children have benefitted from EdoBEST.
“Today, over 380,000 children are receiving relevant and next-generation aligned learnings made available in 1,289 primary and junior secondary schools across 18 Local Government Areas,” she said.
The SUBEB chairman said that at least, 48,950 metres of school fence had been constructed and another batch of fence construction, measuring 14,850 metres, would be completed before September.
“Approximately, 38,000 furniture sets have been supplied to schools while another 10,000 furniture sets are at finishing stages, soon to be delivered to schools ahead of the new academic session.
“Additionally, over 1,100 toilets have been constructed or renovated with 174 toilets rooms nearing completion and 41 water projects are also currently ongoing,” she said.
Salami further said that SUBEB had renovated about 7,511 classrooms and 321 new classrooms have been constructed since the start of the administration.
She added that additional 400 classrooms were being constructed and renovated and that they would be ready before the next academic session.
The SUBEB boss stressed the need to sustain stronger partnerships with communities, media and other stakeholders in protecting and sustaining government investments in basic education.