From Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde is set to commission at least six Model schools in the State as part of events outlined to commemorate his first 100 days in Office.
The projects, which were executed under the Federal Government Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, and Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, intervention projects, were spread across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The Governor has also promised a speedy completion of all on-going UBEC-FG/SUBEB projects in the state before the year ends, giving assurance that pupils would begin to enjoy a better lease in their pursuit of basic education.
Reviving the education sector
The Chairman, Oyo SUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran said the move was part of the state government’s efforts to provide quality education to indigent pupils in the State, describing it as an attestation to the kind and genuine gestures the governor has in reviving the education sector of the state.
“The Board has ensured that the contractors complete at least six of the ongoing projects, which are ready for commissioning by His Excellency,”Adeniran stated.
The model schools, equipped with modern facilities and due to be commissioned are located in Ibadan, Oyo and Oke-Ogun regions of the State.
The facilities in the schools include classrooms, sickbays, science laboratories, computer rooms, libraries and halls.
Adeniran further asserted that the latest effort, targeted at reviving the education system in the state would also ensure that pupils return to schools to learn in a better environment.
Speaking on the fast pace achieved at completing abandoned school projects within 100 days of the Governor Makinde-led administration, Dr. Adeniran said the Governor’s pro-activeness and commitment to the development of education in the State “worked the magic.”
“I can assure you that Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration would ensure that education is not only made free for pupils across this State, but would also make the schools worth attending for the pupils. Our pro-activeness brought about these finished works. We ensured these projects are completed by the contractors on site,” he said.
The schools to be commissioned included, Elekuro Junior High School, Elekuro (Ona-Ara Local Government), St. Mathias Primary School, Orogun, (Akinyele Local Government Area), Community Primary School, Idi-Osan (Ibadan North-West Local Government Area), Baptist Primary School, Isokun (Oyo-East Local Government Area), Muslim Community Junior High School, Igbeti (Olorunsogo Local Government Area) and Ofiki Grammar School Ofiki, (Atisbo Local Government Area).