Delta StateGovernment is constructing 10 new Model Primary schools in the State to upgradeprimary education and expose pupils early in life to electronic learning andacademic excellence.
The StateGovernor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who disclosed this yesterday while inspecting constructionwork in one of the primary schools in Asaba, said that the schools would becompleted in April, but would not start functioning until September because ofthe school calendar.
“The Model Primary Schools will be ready byaround April but the Schools will not take off until around September becauseof the school calendar. We are indeed working hard to upgrade PrimaryEducation,” he said.
Dr. Uduaghandisclosed that the Model Primary Schools would comprise of nursery and primarysections and teachers for the Schools would be trained by the British Counciland donor agencies.
He saidalthough Primary Schools are the responsibility of Local Governments, the Modelprimary Schools will be funded and run by the state Government so that theburden would not be too much for local Governments to bear.
The Governorexplained that when the schools become functional, the standard obtainablewould be comparable to some of the best in the World.
Dr. Uduaghansaid the Schools have the capacity to admit 420 pupils in the Primary sectionand 60 in the Nursery section.
The Governorsaid the classrooms would be well equipped and every child will be given theprivilege to be admitted into the Schools. “These Model Schools are going to bedifferent. Apart from their ultra-modern looks, they are going to be wellequipped with the state of the art electronic learning equipments,” he said.