…Begins inspection of models schools
By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
Poised by his determination to make education the precursor of development, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that his administration would make the education sector to receive further overhauling in the state.
The Governor made this known, while inspecting the level of completion of work on the model schools in the state, adding that the efforts of revamping the sector in the state were aimed at bringing overall improvement in the quality of education which already has been yielding fruitful results.
According to him: “You will recall that in 2017 we have the best results in West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the last 18 months. No matter the rhetorics of our detractors, we have improved on education in the state. We have the overall best students, both male and female from the state.”
He said that the model schools were another feather to the cap of educational improvement in the state, saying they have disappointed those who never believed they could do it.
Ajimobi added: “We are doing Catch the Young, School Feeding Programme supported by the federal government and Oyo State Model Education System Intervention (OYOMESI) aimed at improving upon the character of students.
“We have also evolved the School Governing Board to encourage participation of parents, associations, communities and students in the management of schools,” he said.
Ajimobi, then berated detractors, who took joy in pulling his government down, to desist from such, urging them to embrace developmental politics like theirs.
While answering questions on the model schools, the governor said they would be handed over to the Schools Governing Board (SGB) by end of the month.
The Governor stated that the projects which are expected to be completed would be received from the contractors in few days for onward hand over to the SGB, stating that his administration was poised at constructing six model schools, adding three additional would be constructed before his tenure expires.
“Our administration is poised at ensuring the modernisation of the state. This is part of our method of modernising education in the state. We are modernising education in terms of content, curriculum and quality environment for the students which we believe is very essential. Our administration has improved upon the curriculum in schools and several other educational reforms evolved,” the Governor added.