Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi yesterday flagged off the first phase of Operation Renovate All Schools in Ekiti (ORASE) at the cost of N2.5 billion with 100 Secondary schools also benefitting from 40,000 units of furniture that would be delivered before resumption for the 2012/2013 academic session in September.
N600million of the N.5 billion is to be expended on provision of furniture for both students and their teachers.
Speaking at the flag-off of the renovation exercise held at Methodist Comprehensive High School, Aaye Ekiti, Corpus Christi College, Ilawe and Olaoluwa Muslim Grammar School Ado Ekiti, the Governor said that the intervention programme was part of the decision of his administration to have functional education that would equip students with learning, enlightenment and enterprise to face the challenges of life.
Dr. Fayemi added that 30 secondary schools have been carefully selected from each of the Senatorial Districts based on the urgency of their condition and said that effective learning could only take place in a conducive environment.
“Our resolve is to ensure that this impartation of functional educational is done under a conducive atmosphere. Though the first phase of this operation involving 100 secondary schools is expected to be done within only seven weeks, we have rebuilt the burnt hostel of Government Science College, Ayede-Ekiti,”he explained.