The Kwara State House of Assembly on Thursday called on Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to ensure that relevant government agencies and institutions embark on massive renovation of dilapidated schools in the state.
It also charged the state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, State Teaching Service Commission and State Universal Basic Education Board to be alive to their responsibilities.
These were part of resolutions reached by the Assembly while its members considered the report of its Committee on Education and Human Capital Development. The committee had earlier inspected primary and secondary schools in the state.
The Speaker, Mr. Razak Atunwa, who read the Assembly resolutions, noted that most schools in the state needed better teaching and learning environment to enhance the competences of the pupils.
The House also urged the state government to provide the schools with potable water and toilet facility as well as to complete all ongoing and abandoned projects in them.
It also advised the government to embark on massive recruitment and deployment of teachers to address personnel needs in the state, especially in the rural areas.
It also directed the ministry and agencies responsible for managing schools in the state to strengthen their inspectorate divisions to restore discipline in the system.