The permanent secretary in the federal ministry of education, Sunny Echono, who made this known during the monitoring of the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) in Abuja today, Saturday, confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari had given the approval to the ministry of education to rehabilitate dilapidated structures and construct new classrooms in Unity Schools to accommodate more pupils.
“We are pleased that Mr President graciously approved that we should begin to rehabilitate many of these unity colleges.”
According to him, there is a challenge of access to education in Nigeria, stressing that one of the ways of make intervention in education is to bring more children into the school system.
“We are improving our libraries, the laboratory and other amenities. We are also recruiting additional teachers. Both the regularisation of PTA teachers and new equipment are ongoing.
“The minister of power, works and housing, too has come to our aid in Abuja, and he approved some interventions to rehabilitate classrooms in Abuja unity schools.”