The wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, will lead other Nigerian dignitaries to inaugurate a N100m school project initiated by the Group Managing Director of Afrinvest West Africa, Mr Ike Chioke.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the consultancy firm to the project, Plexus Media Interlinks, said the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mrs Cecelia Ezeilo, would also grace the unveiling of the newly remodelled Central Primary School, which is located in Obioma Kingdom of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu.
The statement said, “Founded in 1941, the remodelled primary school will provide a decent and conducive learning environment for the people of Obioma Kingdom and environs as well as aid the development of education in Nigeria.
“It is designed to have eight blocks of classrooms for about 300 pupils, a library with a sitting capacity for 56 pupils, a clinic, an Information Communications Technology centre, a conference hall, a staffroom for teachers, head teacher’s office as well as male and female restrooms.”
The statement quoted Chioke, who is also the Prince of Obioma Kingdom, as saying that, “the project seeks to greatly improve the learning condition of pupils in the community and neighbouring towns.”
He added, “With the continuous decline in the quality of education in Nigeria, I decided to deliver learning materials to support pupils and sponsor skill acquisition programmes in my hometown of Obioma in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
“These little steps have led to a bigger vision of remodelling the Central Primary School in Obioma Kingdom.”
According to Chioke, the rebuilt school is also designed to take up to 35 and 40 pupils in a class, having the comfort of ceiling fans, light fittings and electrical teaching boards.