Another substandard job stopped in AIS ALLA, Isin LGA today Sunday 29/08/2021. The contractor rushed to site because today is Sunday. He was caught putting up DPC BASEMENT FLOOR without hardcore and polymers before the putting concretes.
Upon credible information received from the SBMC team, SUBEB chairman Prof Shehu Adaramaja, appealed to the traditional ruler of Alla, HRH ALALA OF ALLA to move to site and help stop the contractor( ALALA OF ALLA standing in white garment)
The contractor, who personally spoke to SUBEB Chairman on phone, was instructed to remove the fresh concretes and put hardcore.
KWSUBEB monitoring team is expected to be in Alla tomorrow for enforcement.
Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) projects monitoring team led by the Executive Chairman Prof Shehu Adaramaja has caught another unprofessional contractor for doing shoddy job during their project monitoring exercise to Offa and Oyun LGAs of Kwara State.
The monitoring team discovered that the contractor handling the construction of a block of four (4) Classrooms did not adhere to the specifications given to him by the physical Planning Department of the board with respect to DPC constructed.
KWSUBEB,Director Physical Planning Department, Engr Sirajudeen Abdulsalam issued site instruction to the contractor through the Principal of the school. The contractor who was not on site as at the time of the visit was asked to report to SUBEB headquarters Ilorin for further instructions.
The chairman also expressed displeasure with the Local Government project officer for allowing such shoddy work under his supervision.
KWSUBEB will not condone any form of shoddy construction from any contractor.
KWSUBEB projects monitoring team caught the contractor handling remodeling of ECWA LGEA SCHOOL OJA-IYA, ILORIN, ILORIN WEST LGA was caught put fresh plastering on the old walls without scrapping the old plasters.
The dodgy job was stopped by my team, and the site manager was asked to do the needful.
He is to report to Physical planning unit for further instructions.
Site instruction was handed over to him, which means he can not progress without correcting all the poor jobs executed on site.
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• Hails UBEC for support, warns against shoddy jobs
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday flagged massive infrastructural projects across 600 schools in the state, a development he said has turned the page in the history of basic education after many years of official blacklist by the federal government.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony in Otte town of Asa local government, the Governor said the projects are a combination of the 2014 to 2019 Universal Basic Education Commission-SUBEB interventions that got stuck as a result of the previous administration not fulfilling its obligations as well as diverting the matching grants it received in 2013.
The projects include statewide wholesale remodelling of schools, construction of new classrooms, rehabilitation of existing ones, construction of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, information and communication facilities, and training and retraining of teachers, AbdulRazaq said.
“Nearly one decade after meaningful investments in basic education infrastructure stopped across our state, we are this morning flagging off massive construction, rehabilitation, remodelling, and furnishing of hundreds of basic schools across Kwara State. This is the outcome of a strategic new beginning between our administration and the Universal Basic Education Commission. Kwara’s relationship with UBEC broke down in 2013 when the former regime diverted the matching grants for school development. This brought Kwara to the rock bottom in the area of basic education infrastructure,” he recalled.
“We had to pay back the diverted funds. Then we saved up to access the N7bn grants that had piled up between 2014 and 2019.
“Thanks to that, we are today flagging off huge infrastructural renewals of basic schools across Kwara State. This will follow the work plan approved for Kwara by the UBEC. There will be total remodelling of 24 schools to feature classrooms, toilets, libraries, laboratories, and offices.
“There will be construction of four new classrooms each across 61 locations, three new classrooms each in 64 locations, and two new classrooms each in 116 locations. Apart from this, some 1335 classrooms will be rehabilitated across the state. We will also dig 89 boreholes and construct 78 pour-flush toilets. Some 29005 units of student furniture and 7,474 units of teachers’ furnitures will be provided.
“Kwara is evidently poised to breed a new generation of digital natives. Therefore, we will also be constructing digital literacy centres across 40 school locations. They will be furnished with computers, solar panels, generators. They can be used for CBT centres, thereby opening up the state for unprecedented ICT growth. The intervention also covers training and retraining of our teachers.
“This is a big leap for basic education development in Kwara. However, I must mention that this may only be a drop in the ocean when compared with the level of decay we met. Never again will Kwara under us abandon its obligations to prepare our children for the future.
“I urge all the contractors and supervisors already enlisted to deliver quality jobs. These jobs will be done majorly by local contractors to boost the state economy. I assure those who did not get the contracts that there will be another opportunity very soon.
“We thank the UBEC authorities for their support and understanding when our administration reached out to end the blacklist and catch up with the rest of the country. I also appreciate every member of team Kwara for this success story. I single out the Kwara State House of Assembly, SUBEB leadership, and the entire civil service structure for their support.”
SUBEB Chairman Prof. Shehu Raheem Adaramaja, who commended the Governor for the huge investments in the education sector, announced that over 600 schools across the state would benefit from the interventions.
"We are not going to allow shoddy jobs. We are going to ensure that quality jobs are done for our pupils and teachers. In addition, we are going to provide boreholes and other facilities in the schools. As I am talking to you, the Governor has directed that we start the distribution of instructional materials to various schools in the state,” Adaramaja said.
"What we are doing here today is to flag off the construction of four blocks of classrooms given to Otte. The project is a special one. Only 40 of such were approved for Kwara State.”