Ekiti Schools Gets World Bank Aid.
The World Bank has supported 120 public primary and secondary schools in Ekiti state with teaching materials running into millions of naira.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the items were recently handed over to Governor Ayo Fayose at the Government House for onward distribution to the selected schools.
He quoted Fayose as expressing gratitude to the World Bank, saying his administration would complement the bank’s effort by supplying the remaining schools with the items.
The governor’s spokesman said that this was to ensure that no school was left out in the exercise.
He also said that selected government approved private schools would also be considered in the exercise.
According to him, the governor has consequently ordered that henceforth, Open Day will now be observed in all public schools.
“The new policy is to enable parents to go and assess the performance of their children and wards in schools from time to time.
“They don’t have to wait until the term runs out when the children will bring their academic results home”, he added.
The World Bank instructional materials included chalk, mathematical sets, books and compendium of past questions on subjects, among several others. (NAN)