Oyo Celebrates 59th Independence, Organizes One Day Essay Competition

As part of the activities lined up for the commemoration of the year 2019 Independence day celebration, Oyo State Government through the Ministry of Youths and Sports, in collaboration with the State Ministry of Education Science and Technology has organized a one day essay competition for primary and secondary school pupils across the state tagged “NIGERIA AND THE CHALLENGES OF INSECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY” on Thursday in Ibadan.

Among the selected primary and secondary schools were L.A Primary School Isale Oyo, Rehoboth Nursery & Primary School, and Community Primary School Sasa Ibadan.

Others were Queen of Apostle, Ibadan, Igboora High School, Igbo-Ora, Corner Stone Model College, and The Pacesetter Comprehensive College, Oluyole, Ibadan among others.

In his welcome address the Honorable Commissioner for Youths and Sports Honorable Seun Fakorede, commended the students for their impressive performance and urged them to always give their best during academic exercises, as according to him, the future held better opportunity for them.

The Commissioner further implored the students to strive hard in order to attain greater heights in future while appreciating the teachers who he said had invested so much in their future.

“It is a thing of joy that we can still have pupils from our public schools performing so excellently at external academic exercise like this, it shows that the investment of this current administration on education is yielding good result.

“I want to urge you to keep up the good work our teachers are helping you to do and put all your efforts at achieving excellence in all you do, look at me as a model, it shows that the future really belongs to we young ones.”

The Commissioner for Education Professor Kehinde Shangodoyin, represented by the deputy director at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Abiodun Bisi, advised the students to as much as possible, imbibe the sense of love for one another as well as humanity because God created each one being to impact positively on humanity.

L.A Primary School, Isale Oyo took the first position among the Primary Schools while Pace Setter Comprehensive College took the first position among the Secondary schools that took part in the competition.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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‘No More Excuses To Be Out of School’, Oyo Govt Tells Students

Students in public schools in Oyo State have been charged to use the opportunities provided by the present State administration to improve on their academic performance as there existed no more excuses for the students to stay out of school.
The Director of Personnel, Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mr Kolapo Abd-Rahman who said this while on monitoring of various public schools in the State on Monday was accompanied by a consultant to the State government on education, Prof. Kolapo Olusola and other officials of the commission.
Abd-Rahman emphasized the need for the students to seize the opportunity presented by the free education policy of the State as well as free textbooks and notebooks recently distributed by the Seyi Makinde-led administration to improve their performance in public examinations.
He called on those still roaming the street or engaging in learning of craft as a result of non-availability of fund to pay school fees and buy educational materials to return to school as the inputs have been made available by government while education to post-primary level had been declared free in the State.
“I want to call on those students that are still out there to come back to school as there is no more excuse for any of them to be out of school. The present administration has put in place enough incentives to make education attractive to our students.
“Nobody asks them to pay any fee any more and textbooks and notebooks are being distributed for free, so what is it that you will say is holding you back from having good education?
“The target of the government is to bring back all those that have left school because of payment of school fees and inability to buy books. Now that those are no more their worries, they should face the next level, which is to attend classes and improve in their performances in external examinations.”
Abd-Rahman also added that the idea of free lesson for secondary school students was to afford the students the opportunity to have more time to study and make up for the lost academic time due to their last holiday and the need to take the overall performance of the State to a commendable level.
“Governor Makinde’s commitment towards improving education by introducing “Government Intervention Lecture” for students in Senior Secondary School 3 (SSS 3) in form of extra lesson between Mondays and Thursdays by 2:30 to 4:30pm and on Saturdays between 9:00am to 1pm should be appreciated by our students and this can only be done by high margin of academic improvement.
“The style of teaching at the lesson will be different from the normal classes because the State has produced a compendium of past questions, covering eleven different subjects from year 2012 to 2018 which teachers will be using in those specific hours to teach our SS.3 students on how to answer WAEC questions.
“In fact and interestingly, the compendium will not only be given to public secondary schools students alone but also those children attending Private schools,” he added.
He then called on parents and students that the the ball is in their court to see this as a golden opportunity and reciprocate the government’s good gesture to make themselves be available, respond appropriately and suspend any trade they might have been learning as soon as the lessons commence by the second week of October.
Among the schools visited are Ikolaba High School, Ikolaba, Ibadan,  Abadina College, U.I and Community Secondary School, all within Ibadan.
 
Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,
Hon. Commissioner, 
Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,
Oyo State Government.

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Makinde Commissioning 20 Classrooms to Commemorate First Hundred Days in Office

…..Says his administration will continue to  implement good policies that will bring total transformation to the State.

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has commissioned an edifice of twenty classrooms in Baptist Secondary School, Isokun Oyo, town to commemorate his first hundred days in Office.

While Commissioning the Model Schools at the Oyo town, the Governor said his administration will continue to influence and implement good policies that will bring total transformation to the state.

“I want to assure you that our Government will continue to influence and implement good policies that will bring total transformation to the State while with the support of all, we shall record unprecedented achievements thus, leaving our footprints in the sand of time.”

He hinted that his administration will not relent in embarking on the projects that will provide conducive environment for the Students and enable them to explore both the natural and societal environments.

“It is worthy to mention that the present administration is not oblivious of the fact that childhood is filled with natural wonders and curiosity and that learning environment must reflect a classroom

and outdoor space that inspire a sense of wanting to investigate and explore, this was part of what necessitated the need to embark on a project like this which will enable our children explore both their natural and social environments.”

The Governor therefore charged all the stakeholders to partner with the Government in its bid to develop infrastructure in the public Schools and eradicate illiteracy in the state.

“We are appealing to all good spirited and well- meaning Nigerians to partner with the Government of the state in eradicating illiteracy and most especially in the area of infrastructural development in public schools.”

The Governor stated that his regime will continue to ensure quality and free basic education for all and sundry in the State.

“It is very important to reiterate the fact that the major responsibility of the Government is to ensure that quality and free basic education is provided for school-age children, as they are the

leaders of tomorrow.”

“It is also pertinent to remind everyone that an idle hand is a devil’s workshop which implies that if these children’s welfare is not considered, they may eventually turnout to become threats to the peace and security of our society.”

Earlier, the Chairman of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran  commended the Governor for resuscitating the ailing standard of education in the State by cancelling the three thousand Naira fees by the Students.

He charged the school Community, pupils, teachers, school based management committee and school’s governing board on the use and maintenance of the building and infrastructural facilities in the School.

He appreciated the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC) for providing the matching grants to Oyo State.

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