Building collapse: Rehab c’ttee marks defective public school structures for removal

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Building collapse: Rehab c’ttee marks defective public school structures for removal

Raises the alarm over infrastructure decay in others

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

In order to prevent imminent building collapse, the newly inaugurated Standing Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools, SCRPC, has ordered the immediate sealing-off of some public school buildings and evacuation of pupils in Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State, following the discovery of the apparent failure of structural integrity on the affected buildings.

However, SCRPS which has commenced immediate audit of10 identified public schools with infrastructural decay challenges needing urgent intervention in the axis, described the condition of those affected schools as “alarming.”

Recall that the state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu in fulfillment of his promise to invest in the education of pupils recently, approved the rehabilitation of 60 public schools, 10 per educational districts across the state and subsequently, inaugurated SCRPS, on November 4th, with appointment of members and Process Compliance Audit, saddled with the charge to comprehensively address the extensive dilapidation of physical infrastructure in public schools in the state.

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