Governor Biodun Oyebanji led administration in Ekiti State has paid N6.2 billion as counterpart funding to benefit from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) fund.
In addition to the UBEC counterpart fund, the government has allocated over N400 million to settle debts owed to contractors handling projects at the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
This initiative complements the implementation of free and accessible basic education policies, contributing to a significant increase in school enrollment and positioning Ekiti as one of the states with the highest school enrollment in the country.
The Deputy Governor, H.E. Monisade Afuye, disclosed this while commissioning a block of four classrooms donated by the Build a School Initiative in Africa and Ajoni Local Council Development Area at St. Luke’s Primary School, Esun Ekiti.
The Government of Ekiti State remains a model sub-national government, dedicated to providing qualitative and accessible education and investing in critical infrastructure in the education sector to unlock the potential of school-aged children in the state.