No Recruitment Yet, Beware of Scammers, OYOSUBEB Warns Job Seekers

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, (OYOSUBEB) on Friday warned the public against an online advertisement suggesting that it has commenced recruitment exercises for the year 2022.

A statement by the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, described the advertisement as a scam.

Adeniran advised job seekers to be wary of fraudsters parading their social media platforms and websites as recruitment platforms for the State Government, adding that when all procedures have been completed, the Board will formally come on air to let intending applicants know.

Dr. Adeniran also stated that the Board would always carry out its genuine recruitment exercise through due process, “and not through the social media or any unofficial website.”

He said, the supposed advertisements did not in any way emanate from the Board, nor from any Oyo State Government representative.

Adeniran said: “The attention of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board has been drawn to a false advertisement purporting to be an ongoing recruitment exercise of the Board for the year 2022 on some social media platforms and websites.

“The Board hereby informs the general public that there is no such online recruitment as portrayed by the websites. The Board will recruit and procedures for recruitment are being put in place. When this is completed, we will formally announce it to the public”, he said.

“We hereby advise the general public against downloading any form online or paying anyone for any recruitment.

“Applicants should beware of fraudsters parading their websites as recruitment platforms for the council.

“The Board, when recruiting, will advertise through due process, which includes using National tabloids and not through any other website.”

Also, Dr. Adeniran has expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of work on some school projects in the State.

Adeniran worried that the multi-billion naira UBEC/SUBEB projects initiated to enhance the educational development in the State is already over-stretching its time-lapse.

The Chairman, who raised the concern during a meeting with the defaulting contractors in Ibadan, however, maintained that the Government would not hesitate to terminate the projects of contractors who have breached the contractual agreement, noting that majority of these projects were awarded by the past administration.

 

E-signed:

Olamide Adeniji,

Head, Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

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Telecoms Company Seeks Collaboration with Oyo Govt. On Education

A Nigerian Multinational Telecommunications Company, Globacom, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Oyo State Government, to create robust technology-based education systems.

Speaking at the Office of the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Ibadan, Globacom’s Regional Head, Public Sector Enterprise, Southwest, Mr. Adewale Adiatu stressed the importance of quality education and how it can help solve societal issues.

He therefore noted that collaboration between Globacom and the Oyo State Government in the public education sector of the State is paramount to the company.

He said, “at Globacom, we believe education is key, and we have come to seek collaboration with your board on e-learning and other school starter packs for pupils.”

“Globacom hopes the Board will utilize the science of learning we offer. We have E-learning packages and School data packs, where every pupil could attend classes remotely”, he added.

Reacting, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, hinted that Oyo State Government places premium importance on expanding its education sector and increasing pupils’ access to quality education.

He said, “In Oyo State, we recognise the need to expand our education sector through the contribution of the private sector. We are ready to work with you on encouraging learning in Oyo State, bearing in mind that our Government is known for providing quality basic education. The Board will gladly partner with you or any other private organizations to increase our children’s access to education.”

Adeniran said the Board is open to limitless opportunities driven by technology for the benefit of pupils and students in Oyo State, adding that the Board has ensured provision of quality education at no cost to pupils in the State.

“However, we are still exploring more means to reach out to our children” , he said.

“We know the importance of expanding education and increasing access to basic education for our pupils. Therefore, we are open to innovative and creative ideas that will expand our Basic Education sector” he concluded.

 

E-signed:

Olamide Adeniji,

Head, Media Team,

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

 

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Resumption: Low Turnout in Schools, As Oyo Government Urges Parents to Send Children Back to School

…sets 50% Benchmark for Students’ Promotion

Oyo State Government on Monday decried the low turnout of pupils in public schools, as schools resume first term, 2022/2023 academic session in the State.

Speaking after monitoring some schools in the State, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran appealed to parents and guardians to release their wards to resume school.

The Chairman said the Board monitored some schools in Ibadan, the State capital, to ascertain the preparedness of teachers and pupils for resumption of the new academic session in the state.

He also appealed to parents in the rural areas not to stop their children from attending schools because of market days.

Adeniran said, “So far, we have visited some schools and we are not too impressed with the turnout of pupils. However, we are satisfied with the turnout of teachers”.

“We are using this opportunity to appeal to parents and guardians, especially those in rural parts of the State, to release their wards to return to school,” Adeniran said.

“The exercise will continue in the other zones of the state. We visited some schools today, including those in remote areas, like Igbo-elerin in Lagelu LGA, and the turnout of pupils was not impressive.

Adeniran, who monitored the resumption in company of a Full Time member of the Board, Hon. Akeem Oladeji and some Directors, affirmed that teachers have commenced teaching in schools visited.

Adeniran said the essence of the exercise was to further motivate the teachers and pupils for improved performance.

Dr. Adeniran, who called on private investors to help boost the education sector in Oyo State, added that the present Government, under Governor Seyi Makinde encourages development devoid of political undertones.

He hinted that, while the State Government has invited bids for the renovation and construction of a storey building of ten classrooms in Islamic Mission Primary School, Odoye, Ibadan North, the Board will soon grant approval to a Federal Representative, who formally indicated interest to build a block of 3 classrooms in the same school.

Some of the schools visited by the team, among others include Islamic Mission School, 2 and 4, Odoye; IMG Basic School II, Oje-Igosun; Methodist Pry School, Age, Igbo-elerin; and IDC Sagbe, Pabi-ekun.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem has said the newly approved benchmark for the 2022 Joint Promotion Examination for Senior Secondary students transiting to the next class is fifty percent (50%).

He said that pass at credit level in either English Language or Mathematics and four (4) other relevant subjects in the area of study is sacrosanct for SS1 and SS2, expected to resume for 2022/2023 academic calendar on Monday 19th September 2022

The Commissioner also affirmed that the Oyo State Government is working earnestly on the payment of grants to schools and the development of infrastructures in schools throughout the State.

 

E-signed:

Olamide Adeniji,

Head, Media Team,

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

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BESDA: Oyo Hints On Mainstreaming Non-Formal Learners to Formal Schools

The Oyo State Government has said it is excited with the news that some non-formal learners, under the Intensive Literacy Programme of Better Education Service Delivery for All programme (BESDA) have been mainstreamed into formal schools.

Speaking during a verification tour of the 21 Local Government Areas implementing BESDA in Oyo State, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran applauded the new development.

He said, it is the kind of testimonial for both the teachers and Government, as the learners have been assessed before enrolled into the formal schools.

“This is a big plus for us in Oyo State. It shows that BESDA is working for us. Though we do not have the actual figure yet, some non-formal learning centres we visited in certain Local Governments affirmed that some of their learners have been mainstreamed”, Adeniran boasted.

Dr. Adeniran said it is the aim of the Oyo State Government that the majority of the learners undergoing non-formal education, gain admission into primary schools.

Adeniran thanked the teachers, who work to teach the students basic education, adding that their roles have bridged the gap between the non-formal learners and children in the formal learning centres.

The OYOSUBEB Boss added that the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration is leaving no stone unturned in reducing the out-of-school menace to the barest minimum in Oyo State.

In her comments, the BESDA Consultant for Oyo State, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, who also monitored the verification exercise in some Local Government Areas, commended the impressive turn-out of BESDA in Oyo State.

She applauded the Oyo State Government, through the BESDA Technical Committee, noting that the success of the programme is also her main aim.

Speaking in Irepo Local Government, Kishi, the Secretary, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Irepo, Comrade Hassan Ajibola applauded the doggedness of the BESDA team, led by Dr. Adeniran.

He noted that the success of the BESDA Programme was made easy through their honesty and commitment to the course.

The NUT leader therefore appealed to the Oyo State Government to consider incorporating the BESDA teachers into the mainstream teaching service.

The Chairman who led a team of BESDA Technical Committee members on the verification exercise visited St. Paul’s Anglican School, Odo-ona, South-West LGA; Community Primary School II, Airport, Ona-Ara LGA; Community Primary School II, Ojimi-Ayinde, Ido LGA; C&S School II, Ayete, Ibarapa North LGA; Baptist Basic School III, Igangan, Ibarapa North LGA; Islamic Mission Primary School, Bode, Ibadan South-East LGA.

Other BESDA implementing schools visited were St. David’s Basic School, Akingbehin, Olorunda-Aba, Lagelu LGA; St. Stephen Basic School, Araromi, Ajobo, Akinyele LGA; LA Pry School, Oke-Esa, Iseyin; Nawair-Ud-Deen Basic School, Otu, Itesiwaju LGA; Macedonia Community Primary School, Idi-ero Saki; LA Pry School, Igboho; LA School II, Sabo, Oyo, Atiba LGA.

Also visited were Nomadic Pry School, Gaa-Okenla, Kishi, Irepo LGA; CPS Ayepe, Oriire LGA; Baptist Basic School, Osupa, Ogbomoso North LGA; Methodist Pry School, Oke-Ado, Surulere; Baptist Basic School, Ile-Abu, Ogo-Oluwa LGA.

 

E-Signed:

 

Olamide Adeniji,

Head, Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

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Oyo Government Reinstates 129 Public Primary School Teachers Sacked by Previous Administration

The Oyo State Government has reinstated 129 public primary school teachers, unlawfully sacked by the previous administration.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran stated this today, while congratulating the teachers.

He said the Executive Council of Oyo State has approved that a total of 129 officers wrongly dismissed by the Oyo State Government between 2011 and 2019 for reinstatement, subject to agreeing not to demand for arrears payment for the period they were away which the State converted to leave of absence.

Adeniran appreciated the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his kindness and selfless consideration in administering the Pacesetter State.

He noted that the recent reinstatement of the State’s 129 school teachers who were fired by the previous administration, is a symbolic achievement that cannot be neglected.

“This is a plus for the education sector. Apart from being an addition to the dwindling number of teachers in the public primary sector, thousands of family dependents who have been subjected to untold economic hardship due to the layoff of their breadwinners will now have a new lease of life”, Adeniran said.

Adeniran therefore called on teachers in the State to reciprocate Makinde’s gesture, through commitment to duties and redoubling their dedication to work.

He also called on them to key into the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration’s goal to change the narratives in the education sector of the State.

 

E-signed:

Olamide Adeniji,

Head, Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

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Illegal Fees: Oyo Govt. Sanctions Head-teachers for Denying Pupils Access to Exam Hall 

The Oyo State Government has sanctioned some Head-teachers for collecting illegal fees and denying pupils access to examination halls during the ongoing Public Primary Schools Unified Examination.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran disclosed this today while monitoring the Exams in Ibadan.

Dr. Nureni Adeniran said five Head-teachers of Methodist Basic School, (School 1-5), Gan-gansi were found culpable in the alleged illegal collection of fees, spearheaded by the School-Based Management Committee of the school, who chased the pupils home.

Adeniran, who said the present administration has abolished collection of any development Levy in all schools across the State, frowned at the School authority’s role in compelling parents to contribute the said fee.

“No doubt SBMCs, PTAs can contribute to the development of their local schools. But, it must not in any way affect the education of pupils”, he added.

“No child should be discriminated against, in the State Education sector”, Adeniran insisted.

According to him, some parents had reported to the Board that Head-teachers of the school denied their children access to Examination hall for failure to pay N100 development levy charged by the School’s management and SBMC, through a popular radio station in Ibadan.

Adeniran said the present administration, under Governor Seyi Makinde’s leadership would not fold its arms and allow saboteurs to ridicule its efforts in mandating free education.

He added that the ongoing education reforms of the present administration in the State, has yielded huge results that must not be sabotaged.

Dr. Adeniran therefore directed that the affected Head-teachers should be given queries to serve as a deterrent to others who may be collecting such illegal fees.

“For denying Governor Seyi Makinde’s Pupils access to write exams, queries have been issued to Head-teachers of Methodist Basic School, 1-5”, he said.

The SUBEB boss also directed that all learners should be allowed to sit for exams without any form of hindrance.

He urged Teachers in all public schools to adhere strictly to the State Government’s policies and directives on Education.

Some of the schools visited include, IMG, Ibuko Ibadan South East LGA; Ratibi Muslim school, Molete, South-West; IMG Basic School, Idi-Iroko, Molete.

Adeniran, who led a team of officials from SUBEB also visited Islamic Mission School 1, Bode, Ibadan; Methodist Basic School 1-5, Gan-gansi and Community Primary School, Awotunde, Ona-ara LGA and a host of others.

He said the monitoring exercise continues in the course of the week, which will also be extended to other zones of the State, including Ogbomoso, Oyo, Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa.

 

E-signed:

 

Olamide Adeniji, 

Head, Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

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National Personnel Audit: UBEC Urges Oyo Govt. to Recruit More Teachers

…As SUBEB Boss Says Recruitment Plans Ongoing 

The Universal Basic Education Commission has commended the qualitative education pupils in Oyo State are enjoying under the Governor Seyi-Makinde led administration. The Commission has also called on the State Government to recruit more teachers into primary schools.

The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi gave the charge today in Ibadan, as part of the 2022 National Personnel Audit team’s recommendation to the State Government.

Bobboyi said the need to recruit more teachers became manifest during the just concluded Personnel Audit Exercise in the State by the Commission in collaboration with OYOSUBEB.

He however commended the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board for cooperating with its Audit team in the conduct of the National Personnel Audit Exercise.

Speaking through the head of the team, Engr. Muhammed Bello, the ES said, “we urge the Oyo State Government to look into recruitment of teachers into the public primary schools in the State”.

He pledged the commitment of the commission to look into other areas to move basic education forward in Oyo State.

He added that the National Personnel Audit Exercise was a major activity in data gathering used in planning and development of education.

Bobboyi said that the commission discovered a lot of progress made, compared to the previous exercise.

According to him, “Though entry is still ongoing, we would give the Board updates on the list and give the State Government accurate data in order to plan and develop basic education.”

He solicited the cooperation of other stakeholders in education in ensuring accurate data so as to know where every Nigerian child of school age was at any given time.

Responding, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran admitted the shortage of teachers in the State, saying the State Government is making efforts to look into fresh recruitment and replacement of seconded teachers in the State.

“We are aware of the shortage of teachers in our primary schools. The State Government under the leadership of our dear Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde is making efforts to ensure the problem is resolved in time”, Adeniran added.

He added that the State Government will continue to collaborate with the Federal Government and other relevant agencies to ensure the public education sector in the State thrives.

Adeniran also hinted that school owners and proprietors operating illegally in the State would be made to face the law.

He warned such schools to regularise their registration by visiting the ministry of Education, Ibadan.

Adeniran reiterated the Oyo State Government’s commitment at revamping education in the State.

Dr. Adeniran commended the National Personnel Audit team’s report on data of schools in the State, adding that the update will help the State in planning its education in the forthcoming fiscal budget.

 

 

Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

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Oyo Cancels Six Years Waiting Period of Primary School Teachers

…distributes customized exercise books to public school students

The Oyo State Government has announced the cancellation of a six-year waiting period of Teachers in the State, according to the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran.

Adeniran disclosed this today during a live interview programme on the State broadcasting station in Ibadan.

He said the promotion waiting period of teachers on Grade level 13 and above was initially six years, but the State Government has adjusted it to be at par with their colleagues at the mainstream service.

The Chairman added that this was necessitated by the fact that welfare of teachers and stakeholders in the education sector is paramount to the Governor.

Dr. Adeniran applauded Governor Seyi Makinde’s investment in laudable projects, which in turn is enhancing effective learning and quality academic activities.

The SUBEB Boss stressed that the Board and other educational bodies in the State are committed to the gradual improvement and performance of learners.

He also reiterated the commitment of the present administration to sustain its drive for quality education in the State.

Similarly, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem said the Oyo State Government has commenced distribution of exercise books to students of Public Secondary Schools and Technical Colleges for the 2021/2022 Academic session.

The Honourable Commissioner said this is another forward leap in the history of education in the State, as this will assist parents in reducing the cost of education of their children.

Barrister Abdu-Raheem noted that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Engineer Makinde had invested much funds on personnel and education materials from the OYO Education Trust Fund’s purse, so as to bring greater development to the sector.

Applauding the Government’s gesture towards his colleagues, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr. Raji Oladimeji Ismael said the union appreciates the present administration in Oyo State.

He noted that the present administration has impacted the lives of Teachers in so many ways.

Raji said Makinde has surpassed past administrations, pointing at the recently approved leave grant for teachers, which will be released very soon.

“We are joyous, because the approval of promotion letters to grade level 13-16 of teachers has been a clog in the wheels of progress in our profession. Governor Makinde has done what others could not do. The waiting period of teachers has been removed. Instead of 6 years, we henceforth will wait for three years”, he said.

 

 

 

E-signed:

Hon. Wasiu Olatubosun, Ph.D.,

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism.

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Oyo Reintroduces History in Public Schools Curriculum 

…distributes over 4, 950 History textbooks to schools

The Oyo State Government has directed all public primary schools in the State to immediately implement the teaching of History as an independent subject starting from this term (3rd term) of the 2021/2022 academic session.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran disclosed this today, while monitoring schools’ resumption in Ibadan.

Dr. Adeniran who applauded the massive turnout of pupils in public primary schools, said reintroduction of History is in line with the new education policy of the State Government.

He applauded the leadership of Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja for the technical support received, as well as the supply of textbooks.

Dr. Adeniran said over Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and fifty (4,950) history textbooks are being distributed to public primary schools state-wide, adding that this will give pupils a proper understanding of the Nation’s history.

He hinted that the curriculum would enable pupils to appreciate history as an instrument of national integration, adding that it would allow students to know the history of the country.

Adeniran, an Education expert, who dazzled OYOSUBEB staff members and teachers by teaching pupils, said he was optimistic that the curriculum would equip the younger generations with the knowledge of the past.

The OYOSUBEB Boss said that the importance of history to nation building, patriotism and human development could not be overemphasized.

Meanwhile, he equally appreciated the Heads of Public Primary schools across the State who have commenced academic activities immediately, saying idleness of teachers or pupils would not be tolerated.

Adeniran, who continued the monitoring exercise alongside other members of the board expressed satisfaction with the situation they met at some schools visited, compared to the turnout of pupils last week.

The Chairman, however, called on other parents, whose children are yet to return to schools to kindly ensure they do so without hesitation, as academic activities have commenced.

The Executive Chairman and his team monitored schools across Local Governments in Ibadan and Ibadan less city.

 

Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

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Oyo Govt. Monitors Schools Resumption, Calls for Parents’ Cooperation

The Oyo State Government has called on parents to ensure they prepare their children and wards for resumption, as the 2021/2022 session third term academic activities have started.

This was jointly stated today by the Honourable Commissioner for Education Science and Technology and the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem and Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, in Ibadan.

While monitoring schools’ resumption, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Abdu-Raheem expressed optimism that the low turnout of students in most schools visited, would be improved upon by the following week.

The Commissioner asserted that the low turnout observed is an indicator that better approaches should be adopted in the teachers’/students relationship.

Abdu-Raheem said this will bring the minds of the young ones closer to the school system. He also charged parents to work with the State Government by encouraging positive learning in their children and wards.

It was observed that teachers in all monitored schools were massively on ground but with low turnout of students.

The Honourable Commissioner heaped a reminder of the Government zero tolerance for examination malpractices on the Principals and teachers, emphasizing more on the various sanctions awaiting defiant ones.

Also speaking in Ibadan, the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran appealed to teachers in public primary schools to commence academic activities immediately.

Dr. Adeniran admonished them to put in their best at complimenting the efforts of the present administration, at attaining qualitative education in Oyo State.

Dr. Adeniran, who noted that a full monitoring team will be deployed to public primary schools on Monday, charged teachers to love their pupils, adding that this will attract students’ interest in the teaching and learning processes.

Notable schools monitored by the Honourable Commissioner, and his team included : Olubadan High School, Ibadan, Adekile Goodwill Grammar School, Aperin, Aperin Boys High School, CAC Grammar School, Aperin Oniyere, and Government Secondary School, Aperin.

 

 

Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

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