The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has commenced inspection of its model schools under construction across the country.
The Board Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Usman Adamu Kyuka and the Executive Secretary Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, began the inspection in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations/Protocol of UBEC, David Apeh, which was made available to The AUTHORITY on Sunday.
“At one of the sites in Karshi, Abuja, the chairman noted that the commission is happy with the level of work and is sure that before the end of the year, the majority of the schools will be delivered,” the statement said.
He noted that the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari intends to bring education closer to Nigerian children with the latest technology available.
On his part, the Executive Secretary, Hamid Bobboyi, said the model school will consist of pre-primary, primary school, JSS, ICT training hall and sports facilities.
Bobboyi explained that model 1 which is spread among the geo-political zones would be sited in Imo, Bauchi, Edo, FCT, Katsina, Nasarawa and Lagos.
The model 2 schools, according to him, would be sited in Benue, Adamawa, Kaduna, Niger, Borno, Kano, Sokoto, Anambra, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti and Oyo.
Earlier, the National Consultant, Mas’ud Abdulkarim, said going by the level of cooperation among the various contractors handling the model schools, the projects would be completed before the stipulated date.
He, however, complained that only two contractors may not meet up with the completion date.