The Oyo State Government has commenced the demolition of about 200 dilapidated blocks of classrooms it said have outlived their usefulness.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela made this revelation during the supervision the demolition of some of the dilapidated blocks of three classrooms at Ibadan Municipal Government ( IMG) Primary School III, Mokola, Ibadan on Thursday.
Olowofela, however informed journalists that the demolition was at no cost to the state, as the exercise was done as a corporate social responsibility by the
contractor that would build new blocks of classrooms for the school.
He noted that the state government has earmarked N5.6 billion for construction of new structures in the schools.
He maintained that Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration has earmarked N5.6 billion for the construction of 200 new structures in primary and secondary schools in the state, adding that the new structures were not part of six model schools at the verge of completion.
Olowofela stated that the government has, however, approved N2.6 billion for the construction of blocks of classrooms
for 100 schools, adding that the contracts for the projects had been awarded.