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Kwara Flags Off Construction Of Bilingual Schools In Share

By Adedayo Said

•It's a credit to Gov AbdulRazaq: Hon. Owolabi

Kwara State Government on Tuesday commenced the construction of a bilingual secondary school where students will be properly taught both English and Arabic languages in the State. 

Kwara is lucky to get 3 out of the thirty bilingual secondary schools designed for the Country, with one of them being flagged off in Share, Ifelodun local government of the State. 

The N1billion worth school project was brought to the State through a robust partnership between the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the State House of Assembly member representing Share/Oke-ode constituency, Hon. Owolabi Olatunde Rasaq.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony in Share, Hon. Owolabi Olatunde Rasaq, said it took them at least six months to secure the school contract for the State, and acknowledged that the State government, through SUBEB, played an excellent role to achieve the desired result.  

He applauded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his various supports at all time, and for leading by example, pointing out that the newly introduced school for English and Arabic teachings was another achievement recorded by the present administration. 

While pledging his unrelenting effort to make sure that the project is delivered according to the specifications, the lawmaker pleaded with the contractor to engage the people in the Community in their operations. 

Chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Prof. Raheem Sheu Adaramaja, for his part, said the school was a boarding facility that will house vocational and ICT centres; hospital; and asphalt road, among other facilities that befit an institution of learning.  

He said that project was expected to be completed within 12 months. 

Adaramaja, while commending Hon. AbdulRazaq for his outstanding performance in office, noted that the lawmaker has since been impacting lives of his constituents, with various developmental projects and empowerment programmes, saying the siting of bilingual school in his constituency was another feather in his cap. 

He also appreciated the commitment of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and all officials of governiment that made a positive impact towards the realization of the project.

The Chairman urged the host community to claim the ownership of the project by being watchful and protecting the public facility in their domain.

Also speaking, the Olupako of Share, HRH Oba Haruna Olawale Suleiman Penpebiasa II, commended the efforts of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to transform education secror in the State, and for choosing Share town a benefitting community. 

The event was also attended by the TIC Chairman for Ifelodun Hon. Jide Asonibare; Olupako of Share, HRH Oba Haruna Olawale Suleiman Penpebiasa II; SUBEB Secretary Mrs. Gloria Adebisi; Permanent member (II), Mrs. Dorcas Ibikunle; Mrs. Kudirat Abdulkareem; and Share Community representative, Comrade Sunday Ajayi, among others.

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