By Uchino Amatey
The British/Canadian International School which is presently undergoing construction in Kakum, Obudu Local Government Area, has been slated for commissioning in May 2018.
Consequently, the Executive Chairman, Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Stephen Odey has relocated to the construction site of the School upon the instruction of the Governor to ensure speedy completion of the project.
Expressing his satisfaction with the level of work done, Dr Odey urged contractors to remain committed and further charged them, to speed up the construction process in order to meet the set deadline.
According him, “I want to thank you and your team for the quality of work you are doing here, 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. So, bring in more hands and extend your working hours. I have come here with my team to stay with you and monitor what is going on here”, he reiterated.
While stressing the importance of the project, Dr Odey said the project is very dear to governor Ben Ayade, and 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 the following; 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 (football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, table tennis and hand ball courts etc) gate house, police post, amongst others.