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The Oyo State Government’s commitment to the development and increase of school facilities across the State, has led to over 15 percent increase in public basic school enrolment.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OyoSUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran, made this known in Ibadan, the State capital, during an on-the-spot visit to two newly completed Model Schools in the State.
The Model schools, under the State’s 2014 Federal Government-Universal Basic Education Commission/OYOSUBEB Intervention projects are situated in Baptist Primary School, Isale Oyo, Atiba LGUBEA and Immanuel College Primary School, Samonda, Ibadan.
The OyoSUBEB Chairman noted that despite the ongoing sit-at-home, Oyo State has ensured that work do not stop on facilities, such as these Model Schools, which will ease access to quality education in the State, after the end of the novel coronavirus.
Dr. Adeniran, disclosed that the Board has done periodic inspection to schools within the State, despite the few challenges being faced by the board.
Adeniran stressed that the visit was to ensure there are progresses being made during this period and to ensure jobs done are of good quality at the schools.
He therefore expressed satisfaction that the two schools visited in Oyo and Ibadan are ready for use, as soon as pupils resume.
He commended the Governor of the State, Engr. Seyi Makinde who has put everything in place to safeguard the public primary school sector of the State.
“I commend Governor Seyi Makinde for putting things in place to safeguard the future of our pupils in the Public primary sector of the State.”
Dr Adeniran, also enjoined parents and pupils to take advantage of the ongoing “Learning-on-air” which would avail them the opportunity to learn within the comfort of their homes.
He added that the program was to further encourage pupils to learn while the sit-at-home lasts, saying this would boost their intelligence quotient while they stay at home.
This is a clarion call to parents, whose children are yet to join the moving train, to please emulate those who have started with us, and mandate their children to learn on radio while they help with house chores during this period” he added.
OyoSUBEB has launched a learning on air program, being simulcast on the State’s broadcasting stations, at Ibadan, Ogbomosho and Oke-Ogun. It runs from Monday to Saturday.
The Oyo State Task Force has disclosed that the School-on-Air programme is designed to fill the gap for Students in SS3.
The acting Chairman of the State COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, disclosed this in a statement released on Saturday, April 4, 2020, shortly after the regular review meeting of the Task Force.
Prof. Alonge noted that the School-On-Air Programme is supported by Airtel with a donation of 500mb of data to each participating student.
The Task Force acting Chairman said in the statement that: “The Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, who briefed the Task Force, said the programme being run on the Radio and Television Channels of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), was already reaching between 60 and 70 percent of the student population.
The Task Force was further alerted to the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to roll out palliatives to residents of the State within a short while.
The statement noted that the Ministry of Special Duties and Women Affairs and Social Inclusion are working out the modalities for the distribution of the palliatives in a way that would ensure the people who are really in need are directly reached.
Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board has identified an urgent need to collaborate with the State’s health sector, for adequate precautionary measures against Coronavirus (more…)