Bayelsa Govt Unveil Uniforms for Free and Compulsory Education
School uniforms are to be distributed to pupils and students in all public primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa state in keeping with the free and compulsory education declared by the state government.
The unveiling and presentation of standard school uniforms for Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary School children was made at the sixth session of the Executive Council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the Commissioner of Education, Chief Salo Adikumo said contract worth about six hundred million naira has also been awarded for the supply of books as well as provision of free sandals.
He said the Executive Council has also taken a decision to expand the site of the College of Education at Sagbama, with the site clearing for the construction of more structures to be completed within the next two weeks.
According to the Commissioner, expansion of the site of the State College of Arts and Science, Elebele will be undertaken to include Information and Communication Technology centre and a standard library.
Chief Adikumo noted that council also resolved to construct additional structures within the premises of St Jude’s Girls’ Secondary School, Amarata, Yenagoa, which would cost about a billion naira as government is passionate about the education of the girl-child.
Contract is to be awarded for the construction of a ten classroom block equipped with ICT libraries for Primary schools as well as provision of accommodation for youth corps members.