The Benue State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Dennis Ityavyar, says the state government has built 740 primary schools across the state while others are presently being renovated
Ityavyar made this disclosure on Sunday in Makurdi where he said Gov. Ortom led-administration was determined to set up a solid foundation for primary education in the state.
“During our last round of supervision, we discovered that majority of the primary schools were completed while work was ongoing on a few others.
“Our emphasis is to lay a solid foundation of education both through policies and structures,” Ityavyar said.
He added that the state was negotiating with the Federal Government to upgrade the state College of Education in Katsina Ala to a Federal College of Education since none was in Benue.
Ityavyar said Gov. Samuel Ortom’s first two years in office were primarily aimed at strengthening education policies and improving education infrastructures.