Government of Akwa Ibom state has begun the construction of sixty modular classrooms across the 10 federal constituencies in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Victor Inoka who disclosed this to journalists in Uyo, noted that the government taught it wise for students in public schools to enjoy a feel of what students in developed countries who have modular classrooms enjoy.
He said the classroom blocks regulate temperature according to the weather condition, and that the classrooms are cool when the temperature is hot. He further explained that the modular classrooms are fitted with gadgets to access information across the world. Adding that there is no need for air-conditioners in the classrooms.
The classrooms he said will accommodate 30 students and a teacher, adding that it is resistant to fire.
“Sixty schools are proposed for the project. It is supposed to be 60 modular classroom blocks in the 10 federal constituencies of Akwa Ibom. This is the first phase of the project, the materials are complete and ready for use.
“We have done four in Uyo High school, Oron road, one at Etoi primary and secondary schools. There are two at Onna local government areas, we have built and completed it. Others are spread across the 10 federal constituencies in Akwa Ibom.
“The essence is for the students to feel what other students in civilised countries such as America, Britain, China, Korea etc. feel. The classroom blocks regulate temperature to be moderate according to the weather condition. It is fire resistant.
“It can be cool when the temperature is hot without air conditioner. With the gadgets you access anywhere that is what we want to do here. The normal classroom is 30 students to a teacher.
“The equipment for the modular classroom blocks were ordered from Turkey. The experts came to assemble it from Turkey; most of the equipment is in the Ministry of Education warehouse,” he said.