Category: Oyo State State Universal Basic Education Board

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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BESDA: Oyo Inaugurates Environmental Safeguard Team for Out-of-School Children

The Oyo State Government has inaugurated Environmental and Social Safeguard teams in the State, with an aim to ensure that out-of-school children captured and re-enrolled in the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme are taught in child-friendly environment without any form of threat.

Speaking at a 2-day orientation training for the newly constituted local environmental and social safeguard teams in Ibadan, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OYOSUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran outlined that, part of the team’s priorities under supervision of the board is to strategize to consolidate on the gains of ongoing Better Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA programme in Oyo State.

Adeniran listed some of the priorities of the team to include promotion of children’s right in the locality; report cases of any form of child abuse in schools; report adults vulnerable to radicalization and enhance compliance to safeguarding procedures and effective use of Grievance Redress Mechanism boxes, among others.

He said the members selected across the 21 BESDA Focus Local Government Areas, will help reduce adverse socio-environmental impact that may arise in the implementation of development projects.

The OYOSUBEB Boss hinted that the State Government hopes to motivate and retain “these innocent children into the formal school system for a functional education”, emphasizing an all-inclusive participation in the educational sector.

Dr. Adeniran charged members of the team to face the challenges ahead with courage, sincerity of purpose, so as to merit and foster the high expectation of the people.

“The idea of Environmental and Social Safeguards was conceived in BESDA as an operational procedures designed to mitigate and minimize adverse environmental and social impact that may arise in the implementation of development projects. Environmental and Social Safeguards also have pro-active dimensions to try to increase chances that development projects deliver better outcomes for people and the environment”, he said.

“Your assignment demands a high sense of responsibility, a large heart, total loyalty your communities, Local Governments, the Board, the State and Nigeria, as a whole”.

Speaking further, Adeniran said, “We see you as leaders in your assigned duties. We therefore expect you to discharge your duties with good sense of judgement, strong will and dedication”.

He therefore reiterated that Oyo State Government, under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde is committed to ensuring that out-of-school children in the State are reduced to the barest minimum, as they access qualitative education.

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The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, over the weekend organised a 60th birthday and retirement ceremony in honor of the just outgoing Director, Finance and Accounts, Mr. Abideen Aderemi Agboluaje.

Speaking during the event, the Executive Chairman, OYOSUBEB, Dr. Nureni Adeniran said the success of the event reflects the hard work, humility and interpersonal relationship exhibited by the retiring Director while in service.

Adeniran described the retiring officer as an extrovert, a real professional and a dedicated officer, adding that the Director’s impact would be hardly forgotten in the Board.

He said Mr. Agboluaje was a dedicated, humble, dutiful and responsible financial Administrator, who contributed immensely towards the development of Basic Education in the State, admonishing him not to relent in his service to mankind, even in retirement.

Dr. Adeniran therefore called on civil servants to see retirement from active service as divine grace and be grateful to Almighty God that kept them alive to witness the day of retirement.

Earlier, in his remark, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Olusanjo Adeniyi, expressed delight and congratulated Mr. Agboluaje for successful years of active services without blemish.

He extolled the virtues of Agboluaje especially his contributions and support which were responsible for the success of Better Education Service Delivery for All program in the State.

Responding, Mr. Agboluaje thanked the Board for the unprecedented send-forth ceremony, adding that he enjoyed his stay at the Board as its Director of finance.

He added that the Board gave him the opportunity to contribute his quota to the development of basic education in the State adding that the leadership of the Board was fair to all, irrespective of cadre.

The event was witnessed by the Accountant General of the State, Alh. K. G Bello, who described Agboluaje as a benefactor, who played a huge role in his life while in service.

Others present were the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Oyo State, Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro, OYOSUBEB Full Time Board Member (South), Hon. Akeem Oladeji, former Accountant Generals of Oyo State, the Chief Imam, Oluyole Extension Community Central Mosque, Alh. Mudathir Bada, among others.

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Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

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Covid-19: Oyo Govt. Distributes First Aid Kits to 250 BESDA Learning Centres

The Oyo State Government has distributed COVID-19 first aid kits to some Non-Formal Learning Centres, under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme, saying this is part of its efforts at ensuring rapid response to emergency situations at its learning centres.

Distributing the customised kits to the beneficiaries in Ibadan, today, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, explained that the Board will not rest on its oars towards ensuring that centres are given required support within BESDA provisions.

He added that the gesture was to guarantee necessary first aid treatment when required and prevent avoidable death, while the BESDA programme goes on in the State.

The OYOSUBEB helmsman said the Board is concerned about promotion of safety and hygienic practice in non-formal learning centres, adding that this will make learners secure and enhance their capacity on compliance to covid-19 protocols.

Dr. Adeniran stressed that the first aid kits would ease the treatment of injuries and sudden illness before the arrival of professional medical care, admonishing the centres to utilise the kits while they comply with covid-19 protocols.

“In view of the nature of the non-formal learning settings, we deem it very significant to equip these centres with first aid kits and covid-19 safety materials because of the children”, he said.

According to him, the kits, which would be supplied in phases to the learning centres, could be used to take care of small wounds, sprain, minor burns and fractures.

Reiterating the commitment of the Seyi Makinde-led administration to the general well-being of learners in the State, the Executive Chairman said two hundred and fifty centres will benefit in the first phase, saying the other centres will be reached out to in the second phase.

He stressed that Oyo State Government is fully committed to the struggle of returning all out-of-school children back to school, saying they must access free basic and qualitative education.

Also speaking at the event, the BESDA Consultant, Prof. Dupe Adelabu described the provision of the kits as a display of the State Government’s passion for the provision of optimum health care delivery in the State.

She urged beneficiaries to judiciously utilise the kits provided, stressing that the kits were safe and easy to use as they contained only non- prescribed drugs that could be purchased over the counter.

The Co-ordinator, Arabic Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Alh. Monsuru Abdulsalam who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed gratitude to the State Government for its efforts at making life more meaningful for the people.

 

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OYOSUBEB Media Team.

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OYOSUBEB Helmsman, Adeniran Mourns Former Boss, Alao-Akala

OYOSUBEB Helmsman, Adeniran Mourns Former Boss, Alao-Akala

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran has mourned the death of his former boss, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Alao-Akala, who died in Ogbomosho was 71 years old, and was a former Governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011.

The OYOSUBEB helmsman recalls with nostalgia how his relationship with former Governor Alao-Akala started, during their heydays as Chairmen of Local Governments in the State.

“Chief Alao-Akala was a good brother, friend and leader to me. We both started as Local Government chairmen. He served as Chairman, Ogbomosho North, while I served as the Chairman, Ibadan South-West”.

Dr. Adeniran noted that thereafter, Chief Alao-Akala, who served as a Governor in the State, was a good leader to him, when he served under his PDP led Government.

Dr. Adeniran, said he served as a Board member at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital; Commissioner for Industry and later a Commissioner for Education under former Governor Alao-Akala.

The OYOSUBEB Boss added that the late Adebayo Alao-Akala was an uncommon patriot who contributed immensely to the development of politics in Oyo State.

“He was a leader and an uncommon patriot who understood the political terrain in Oyo State. His knowledge of Oyo politics was profound and remarkable”.

Adeniran said, “Former Governor Alao-Akala’s death is indeed a personal loss to me”.

 

Media Team,

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board

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…Promises to further Prioritize Staff Welfare in the New Year

Oyo State Government has declared that all public schools in the State are to resume for the second term 2021/2022 academic session on Monday, January 10, 2022.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran made the announcement during a New-Year Prayer session with staff members of the Board on Tuesday.

He said the resumption date is approved by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, adding that the Board, in its usual practice, would monitor compliance across the State.

Adeniran therefore urged Parents to prepare all learners for resumption, adding that they are all expected back in school as academic activities start the same day.

While wishing students and teachers a happy resumption, Dr. Adeniran appealed to Head-teachers and all stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with all COVID-19 safety protocols put in place by the state.

Meanwhile, the OYOSUBEB Chairman has vowed that the welfare of staff members of the Board will remain top priority of the management of the Board this year.

Dr. Adeniran noted the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration believes workers deserve their pay on regular basis, adding that this has informed the Board’s decision to approve disbursement of loan forms to staff members of the Board.

According to him, the loan will be disbursed to beneficiaries, depending on their grade level.

 

 

Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

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OYOSUBEB Wins Merit Award as Agency of the Year

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, has been honored as the Outstanding Oyo Agency of the Year 2021 by Silverstones Communication, organizers of the Miss Oyo Beauty pageant.

According to the organizers, the award was in recognition of the agency’s “immense contribution to the Education sector infrastructure in Oyo State” for the year 2021.

The Award was presented to the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran today in Ibadan.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Board, Dr. Adeniran thanked the organizers for honoring excellence, hard-work, diligence, loyalty, commitment and dedication to duty.

He vowed that the Board will not stop exhibiting the good intentions of the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration by executing various projects, training and retraining of teachers every year.

Dr. Adeniran said the board would always up the scale in the basic education sub-sector, by beefing up the sector’s status, adding that the board will not hesitate to instill basic moral values in children.

He thanked his principal, Governor Seyi Makinde, who he said gave the Board the enabling environment to operate and add value to lives of children across the State.

 

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Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

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We’re not owing any Teacher 2020 Leave Bonus ― Oyo Govt

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, has said that contrary to the alleged propaganda by some groups, no teacher in Oyo State was being owed the year 2020 leave bonus.

Dr. Adeniran stated this today in Ibadan, warning primary school teachers against plans on embarking on any illegal procession or protest within the state.

He said “some political emissaries are going about, telling people that the Government is owing them 2020 annual leave arrears and that the Government is not taking it seriously. But this is not true. It is incorrect”.

“No primary school teacher is owed monthly salary, or leave bonus today. The Government has paid their dues”.

Dr. Nureni Adeniran, admonished the unscrupulous group of teachers, aligning themselves with disgruntled politicians, to rather show gratitude to Governor Seyi Makinde who has consistently paid their salaries on 25th of every month, despite the economic instability in the nation.

He added that a Government who abolished the six years waiting period of teachers within Grade Level 13 and above; consistently paid their 13th month salaries; and ensured payment of arrears owed by previous administration deserves better treatment by its workforce in the education sector.

Dr. Adeniran added that Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration also ensured that the waiting period of teachers from GL 13 and above has been reviewed to three years, rather than the six years enacted by previous administrations.

The Board Chairman therefore wondered why some teachers will yield themselves as political agents, not minding its consequences in public service.

Adeniran further enjoined teachers who may be having issues with their accounts to visit the Finance department of the Board or their various banks, rather than working against the directives of the Government.

Dr. Adeniran therefore urged them not to engage in any act that violates the law or threatens the peace of the State, adding that they should follow the right channel in laying any form of complaints.

The Executive Chairman challenged teachers in the State to improve their service delivery, advising them not to yield themselves as tools in the hands of politicians, in discrediting the unrelenting efforts of the present Government.

Dr. Adeniran noted that those intending to protest were rented protesters by enemies of the Government to misinform the public, who would be dealt with within the full extent of the law, when caught.

He further admonished the leadership of  Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, to call its members to order, adding that the State Government would appreciate the Union’s collaborative efforts to fish out perpetrators of such demeaning acts.

 

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Media Team, 

Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

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OyoSUBEB Boss Congratulates Board Member, Hon Ogungbenro on Election Victory as Party Chair

The Executive Chairman of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran has congratulated the newly elected party Chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the State, Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro, on his overwhelming victory at the State Congress.

In a statement signed by the Chairman today, he said the success was a sign of the confidence PDP stalwarts reposed in the Seyi Makinde administration and the new chairman.

According to him, “Your victory at our party’s State congress, indicates clearly the confidence that the entire party delegates repose in the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration as demonstrated in the implementation of the party’s policies”.

“I therefore join thousands of party members home and in the diaspora to celebrate this deserved victory even as you take our party to its deserved victory in the 2023 polls”, he said.

He also described the victory of Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro as a good omen for the Board, adding that the new party Chairman was a Board member at the Oyo SUBEB before his election.

“Your superb leadership style as the Caretaker Chairman of our Party’s Southwest Committee has laid down a good precedent and has made it easy for your victory”, he added.

The SUBEB chairman hinted that with his success at the party congress, the party will be renewed, re-energised, refreshed and reinvigorated to continue at a better pace for the 2023 victory.

The SUBEB Boss also congratulated other elected Executives of the party, urging them to work in synergy with the Chairman and other party executives at the Local Government, ward and unit levels.

 

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Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

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Oyo Govt Set to Revoke contracts from 22 Firms

The Oyo State Government, on Thursday, has said it will not hesitate to revoke unexecuted contracts on renovation and construction projects, under its 2012-2018 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Project from defaulting contractors in the State.

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board said this is in line with directives from the Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja.

Speaking with the twenty-two contractors in Ibadan, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran explained that the contracts would be terminated following a breach of contract terms.

He noted that many of the contracts, including those awarded by the previous administration had been dragging since 2018, adding that this is in contravention of the time frame of the contractual agreement which stipulated two (2) weeks for completion of borehole and maximum of 24 weeks for completion of Model schools.

Dr. Adeniran said the board would not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions against these defaulting contractors, who have failed to meet project specifications in the execution of UBEC/SUBEB jobs in the State.

He added that the contractors may answer queries from the Anti-graft body, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, after the November, 2021 deadline, adding that they also risk being blacklisted by UBEC for further contracts of UBEC/SUBEB nationwide.

“The message here is clear, the job has taken too long, your failure to deliver on the agreed dates is affecting the wellbeing of our children, we will reverse the contract”, he said.

“We have issued several warnings, this is about the third time. We need to revoke the contract and give those that will do the job. The guideline is clear and we are not going to compromise,” he warned.

The SUBEB boss, who was at the meeting in company of Management staff of the Board, queried the rationale behind the contractors’ refusal to deliver results, despite the mobilization fee Government had given them.

Adeniran noted that, as part of concerted efforts to enforce standards, as well as ensure that there are only appropriate execution of projects, the Board in 2019 did not revoke their contracts, despite the fact that they were issued by the former administration.

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Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

 

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