Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it will continue to prioritize the provision of qualitative education to all pupils towards acquiring appropriate levels of literacy, numeracy, communication and manipulative skills, with emphasis on information and communication technology as well as infrastructural development; it plans to spend over N1.50bn as its total budget for next year.

The Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Lekan Kuye, who disclosed this today while taking his turn to defend the 2022 budget proposal of the Board before the State lawmakers also said that the figure consisted of N577.2m for capital projects and the remaining N927.8m for recurrent expenditure, with revenue target fixed at N10.6m

Kuye noted that the Board intended to rehabilitate 47 classrooms across the State to the tune of N238.9m, just as another N1.163bn was set aside for the construction 80 classrooms and rehabilitation of another 60 classrooms respectively as well as 20 toilets amongst other facilities expected to be carried out from the Federal Government’s intervention funds to the tune of N3.672bn.

Also, the Chairman, State Teaching Service Commission, Evang. Joshua Ifede, defended a total budget of N22.92bn , which included N140.9m for capital expenditure, N22.78bn for recurrent expenditure , while N3.18m was expected to be generated as revenue into government’s coffers in the next fiscal year.

Ifede noted that the objective of the 2021 budget was to maximize the quality level of teaching through intellectual professionalism, thereby providing equitable, qualitative and affordable educational opportunities for all, in addition to improved capacity development for teachning and non-teaching members of staff for effective service delivery.