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Byline: Olubusuyi Adenipekun
The Two South-South states of Rivers and Delta are geographically next to each other.This close affinity appears to have rubbed off on the way they administer their schools as they have a pride of place among those states in the country that are excelling in the implementation of the Universal Basic Education programme.
One major area in which both states have expressed strong commitment to the UBE project is the construction of blocks of three classrooms across their local government areas.
Rivers has actually taken the building of classrooms to a higher level with its adoption of the whole school concept of building modern primary schools equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities as exemplified by the state Model Primary School, Elekahia in Port Harcourt which was completed by the state government last year.
According to the Executive Chairman of Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board, Sir Ali Oruitemeka, 23 primary schools, which will be exact prototype of the model school, are to be built all over the local government areas of the state. Oruitemeka, whose board just clocked one year in office, gave kudos to Governor Rotimi Amaechi for releasing to UBEC last …