All is now set for the commissioning of the British/Canadian International School in kakum, Obudu Local Government Area, by the Cross Riveres state government in May this year.
Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Dr. Stephen Odey stated this while ordering all contractors involved in the site of the project to speed up the work so that they can meet up with the dead line for commissioning of the project.
Odey lauded the site contractors for the quality of job executed so far, stressing that SUBEB is keen on high quality jobs.
He added that what the board members have seen on the ground was quite encouraging and urged the contractor to speed up the process so as to keep to the terms of agreement stressing that the board would not give approval to any job executed below the requisite standards.
“ We have seen what is on ground and the quality is superb. But now the tempo will change, because we have been given a standing order by the Governor that this project must be commissioned in May, and I have never disappointed my boss before and I will not start now.”Odey added.
The SUBEB boss told the contractors to bring in more hands and extend the working hours so as to meet up with the set target saying ,”I have come here with my team to stay with you and monitor what is going on here,”
Expressing his satisfaction with the level of work done, Odey urged contractors to remain committed and further charged them, to speed up the construction process in order to meet the set deadline.
While stressing the importance of the project, Dr Odey said the project is very dear to governor Ayade, and that it will improve the quality of education in Cross River State and in Nigeria at large.
The Junior Secondary School which is said to be the first of its kind in Africa will comprise of a; tree-lined walk way of 3.4meters (8ft), 3-Storey building class room blocks of 18 classrooms, male and Female hostels of 40 rooms each, Administration/Assembly building, Clinic, Laboratory, Library, Dining hall, Staff accommodation, Sporting facilities ( like football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, table tennis and hand ball courts etc) .
Others include a gate house, police post, amongst others.
Dr Stephen Odey and the other members of the SUBEB board later relocated to the construction site of the School, upon the instruction of the Governor to ensure speedy completion of the project.