Ekiti: Fayemi Pays N27.8m Grants to Public Schools

 

 

 

 

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE

 

The Ekiti State government has released the sum of N27.9million grant to 208 public secondary schools the State.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, who made this known in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital said the grant was meant for the First Term of the 2018/2019 academic year.
 

Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi said the benefitting schools also include the three Special Schools for the Deaf; the Blind; and the Mentally Retarded and Physically Challenged at Ikoro, Ikere, and Ido-Ekiti respectively.
 

Ajayi disclosed that the State Government would do everything humanly possible but within available resources to ensure that quality education reaches all students irrespective of where
their schools were located.
 

In another development the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has been presented with the interim report on the unruly behaviour of the football team of the AUD Comprehensive High School, Ado- Ekiti that is currently participating in the on-going Principals’ Soccer Cup Competition.
 

Consequently, the school has been banned from participating in any sporting activities for the next three years for involving in a violent act against match officials.
 

The school, according to the Ministry will not benefit from any sports grant/equipment from the Ministry for the period of the ban.
 

The decision, according to the Permanent Secretary followed the recommendation of the steering committee set up purposely to handle the 2019 edition of the Principals Cup Competition which is currently group stages.
 

Mr. Deji Ajayi, who described sports as a major tool that can foster positive relationship and healthy rivalry amongst schools emphasized that any school or team found engaging in any violent acts will be
seriously dealt with.

 

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