We spent N45m to train teachers, Nasarawa tells SERAP

June 2, 2019

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The Nasarawa State Government has said it spent N45m in one week in 2015 to train 1,000 primary schoolteachers in the state.

It said the N45m was part of the Universal Basic Education Commission funds it received between 2015 and 2019.

The state said this in response to a Freedom of Information request sent to it by anti-corruption group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project.

SERAP said in a statement on Sunday by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, that the letter sent to it by the state was signed by Yakubu Ubangari, on behalf of the Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Education Board.

“In 2015, we spent N45,000,000 in one week to train 1000 primary one and two teachers in Jolly Phonics teaching in our schools.

“The objective is to improve staff and pupil’s synthetic phonics in English language and to read and write effectively. The training took place in the three senatorial district centres in the state,” SERAP quoted the letter to have read in part.

The state added that it spent N13,925,336.36 to construct 3 classrooms with one office at Kwagshir Primary School.

It said, “The construction was done by Gibbs Scientific Nigeria Limited. We spent N13,925,336.36 to construct three classrooms with one office at Riri Primary School; the construction was done by Mu’uru Puhu Services Nigeria Limited.

“We spent N3,030,791.00 to construct toilet with four compartments; the construction was done by A. Odumu Unique. We spent N220,472,000.00 on supply of chairs and desk; the supplier was Innate Resources Services Limited.

“We spent N13,925,336.36 to construct three classrooms block at Yarkadde Primary School, Keffi; the contractor’s name is Dan Dogara Oil Limited. 

The project is 100 percent completed. We spent N13,925,336.36 to construct three classrooms block at Feferuwa South Primary School, Lafia; the contractor’s name is Alfada Global Ventures Limited. 

The project is 96 percent completed; the balance of N526,213.68 to be paid,” the letter further read.

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