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Oyo State School-On-Air: Airtel To Give 500MB Data To Each Participating Student

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.

 

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Coronavirus: OYOSUBEB To Collaborate With Health Sector On Awareness

 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…)

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Oyo Govt. Set To Reintroduce Open-Day In Public Primary Schools

Oyo State Government has announced plans to reintroduce Open-day system in public primary schools across the State.

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Oyo Govt. Moves To Intervene In Oluyole LGA Schools

…Approves Construction Of Classes In 2 Rural Schools.

Oyo State Government has approved the construction of new blocks of classrooms at two rural public schools, Methodist Basic School, Adeyipo Olomi-Yeye and Union of Ratibi, School 2, Idi-iroko, Oluyole Local Government Universal Basic Education Authourity, Ibadan.

Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran disclosed this at Oluyole Local Government Area, during an on-the-spot inspection of the rural schools.

Adeniran disclosed at Olomi-Yeye in Oluyole Local Government Area of the State, that the construction would be enlisted as part of its 2019 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB intervention project.

The visit was prompted by a viral post on the social media, which called for Oyo State Government’s intervention in the sorry state of learning at Methodist Primary School, Olomi-Yeye, Ibadan.

Promising that the schools would also be provided with furniture and other needed facilities, the Chairman noted that “It is very pathetic to see these children learning under a bad condition like this”

Adeniran appreciated the good intent of users of social media, who posted pictures of the schools online, saying this has assisted the State Government in identifying such schools.

“When we saw this via the social media, we decided to visit this place promptly and see what we can do. We must sincerely thank the social media user who posted pictures of Methodist Basic School. That was what prompted our coming here today”, he added.

Dr. Adeniran reiterated the resolution of this administration to revamp the education sector, by strongly considering rural communities in the distribution of buildings and learning facilities.

He noted that the basic education sector is a component of development, which the present administration under Governor Seyi Makinde earnestly would change.

Dr Adeniran, who commended the teachers for their dedication and kind gesture to the pupils said other rural schools in the State would enjoy such intervention, noting that the children also deserve to learn under conducive environment.

“We would ensure we give them a block of four classrooms with toilet facilities and borehole. Schools such as this deserve to enjoy what schools in the Urban region are enjoying too”, he said.

 

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner,

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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Illegal Fees: Oyo Govt Suspends 13 Head Teachers, 2 AHMs, 1 Teacher

…suspended teachers to face disciplinary committee—SUBEB Chair

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, ordered the immediate suspension of 13 primary school Head Teachers, two Assistant Head Teachers and a classroom Teacher for extortion and various misconducts.

The Government issued the directive through the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, following an inspection tour of some schools in Ibadan metropolis.

Adeniran maintained that the Government would not tolerate inequity and gross indiscipline among teachers, noting that the Board suspended the erring teachers due to established facts met on ground at the various schools they supervised.

He added that apart from illegal collection of fees from pupils, the suspended teachers were also found culpable of insubordination and refusal to comply with posting instructions.

The SUBEB chairman, who stated that the suspended Teachers would face a disciplinary committee set up by the board, said the committee has been mandated to ensure a thorough probe of the allegations and give all concerned fair hearing.

Adeniran gave the names of the suspended Head Teachers as Mrs. Agnes Amodu of IMG Primary school, Olubadan and Mrs. Janet Ayoade, who heads St. John’s Catholic Primary School 1, Eleta, who both refused to comply with posting instructions.

Similarly, Mrs. Risikat Motunrayo Ogundele, the Head Teacher, Atolu Model Primary School 4, Oremeji was suspended for detaining a Primary 3 pupil at a police station.

Others suspended by the SUBEB for illegal collection of fees were; Mrs. Kehinde Oyediran and Mrs. Monsurat Olaniyan, Head-Teachers at Community Primary School 1 and 2, Idi-Obi, Airport, Ibadan; Mr. Omotosho Michael, Mrs. Bilikisu Romoke and Mrs. Oyenike Damilola Adisa, Head Teachers at Community Primary School 1, 2, and 3, Sasa, Ibadan.

Likewise, Head Teachers of St. Paul’s Primary School 1,2,3 and 4, Yemetu, Mrs. Olukoga; Mrs. C.G. Lawal; Mrs. Simbiat Adewale and Mrs. O. F. Ogunbiyi were suspended for illegal collection of fees.

The Head Teacher, IMG, School 1, Oje-Igosun, Mrs. Esther Oluranti Adeoye was also suspended for illegal collection of fees. Her accomplice, an Assistant Head Teacher, Mrs. Romoke Ahmadu-Bello and a Primary 6 teacher, Mrs. Omolola Abobade were also suspended.

An Assistant Head Teacher, IMG School 2, Oje-Igosun, Mufudat Abioye was also suspended for illegal collection of fees.

It would be recalled that the Oyo State Government, after announcing free and qualitative education in May 2019, approved the payment of N526 Million as running grants to Primary and Secondary schools for the first term of 2019/2020 session.

The Schools are expected to submit records of disbursements to the State Government at the end of each term.

The SUBEB chairman said: “It was during our tour of schools that we discovered failure of some teachers to comply with posting instructions, while some of them were collecting illegal money from the pupils, despite reiteration of the free-education policy of this administration.”

He added: “So far, we have discovered that some saboteurs are among the teachers, who are flouting the State Government’s directives and pulling down our efforts to sanitise the teaching system in the State.”

The SUBEB chairman described the acts of the teachers as unruly, adding that the Government would set up a standing disciplinary committee to handle such misdemeanours.

“We discovered that the absence of supervision and monitoring of education activities in the State has given so much room for impunity and indiscipline. We will not allow this to happen henceforth,” he added.

Speaking further, he said: “This would serve as a deterrent to saboteurs among the Head Teachers in the State. They should know henceforth, that the State Government will not tolerate indiscipline.”

According to him, the State Government’s stand to put a stop to quackery and indiscipline in the teaching profession still stands, adding that recalcitrant teachers across the State to must desist from illegal acts.

Dr. Adeniran also stated that the Governor Seyi Makinde-led Government would not relent in creating conducive teaching environment for teachers, through provision of infrastructures, payment of running grants and prompt payment of salaries.

He, however, warned teachers not to take the administration’s compassion for timidity.

 

Olamide Adeniji

Media Officer,

Oyo SUBEB.

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Oyo Govt. Decries Shoddy Job By Contractor

The Oyo State Government has decried the poor quality of job executed by contractor handling the 2017 FGN-UBEC/OyoSUBEB intervention project at Celestial Church of Christ High School, Ibadan.

Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran expressed this dissatisfaction during an on-the-spot inspection to sites of the projects in Ibadan.

Dr. Adeniran, while speaking at the school, located at Oke-Ado, Ibadan, described the job as ‘shoddy’, revealing that the State Government, would not tolerate inferior jobs by any contractor.

He appealed to contractors to always consider the lives of children and staff members who would occupy school buildings, while carrying out their jobs.

“Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration cherishes lives of these children and we will not permit this kind of job, which lacks quality. As such the contractor must return to site to correct anomalies on the building”, he said.

While he noted that there were several cracks on the school building, he also pointed at columns on the fences which were not copped, for proper beautification.

Dr. Adeniran also expressed dissatisfaction at the failure of the contractor to install security lights at the school. He said, the security lights would serve as checks against any intended burglary.

“As we can see here, the contractor has not finished his job. He needs to return to site to complete his job”, he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman has hinted that St. Michael’s Primary School, Apata, Ibadan is a beneficiary of the 2018 intervention projects.

This, he said is in fulfilment of his promise that the school would as a matter of urgency, receive a block of 3 classrooms, four compartment of toilets and a borehole.

Dr. Adeniran had earlier visited the school, where he noticed they were short of necessary and adequate facilities.

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner,

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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Oyo State Ministry of Education Press Release

Oyo State Ministry of Education is aware of the protest at the Government College Ibadan. We are currently engaging with all the stakeholders involved, and the position of this administration is that no child will be sent out of school.

The population of students continue to increase in public schools due to the inclusive policy of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde and many of out of school children are now back into their various classrooms.

His Excellency has already made the provision to increase the capacity of classrooms, more school’s infrastructure, more teachers and materials. All these are going through the implementation process and will soon be visible to the members of the public.

In the meantime, we are appealing to the parents and teachers to take precautions during this talk among the stakeholders and the joint press will be released shortly.

Finally, the mandate of our administration on education remains the same, prioritizing free qualitative and economic driven education to address the key challenges so much that no child is left behind in the acquisition of holistic knowledge.

 

 

Prof D K Shangodoyin

Honourable Commissioner for Education, Oyo State.

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Oyo Govt. Issues Stop Work Order On Two Public Schools In Ibadan

Oyo State Government has ordered an immediate stop of work by some unknown contractors found on the premises of Community Primary School, Ayepe, Egbeda (more…)

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Oyo To Promote, Honour Teachers According To Students’ Performance

Oyo State Government has declared that public school teachers would henceforth be promoted and honoured according to their diligence and efficiency, as reflected in the overall performance of their students in external examinations.

The declaration was on Wednesday made by the Chairman, Oyo State Post-primary Schools Teaching Service Commission {TESCOM} at an Interactive session he had with School Managers, Saki zone, Oke Ogun, that was held at main hall of Ansaru Deen High School, Saki, as he hinted that a committee has been set up by the Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to have data and measurement of individual teacher across the State after which he would personally award the most efficient among them.

He said promotion of teachers would no more be ‘business as usual’ as the State administration has concluded plans to award excellency, based on measures of efficient and productive input by teachers to make their students excel in external examinations, adding that workers’ remuneration that have always been a major cause of worry before the Seyi Makinde administration came to office has been overcome.

”You can see that our Government is a listening one, we are here today to have some feedback, tell us which area we need to improve as Government and I can assure you that era of unpaid salary has gone forever as this administration will continue to make prompt payment of salary its priority.

“In the last promotion that we did where over eight hundred (800) teachers got promoted, there were no report on the beneficiaries, everybody was just moved together at the same time, though we believe our teachers are noble, good and hard-working but we may have some bad eggs, who are lazy and might have might have scaled through without been qualified and the hard-working ones will be feeling cheated.

“This is why we are contemplating that at the end of every year, there must be reports on our teachers’ conducts and activities, teachers that are sanctified to be good and efficient need not wait for general promotion, they will be promoted and honoured as at when due.”

According to the Chairman, the interactive session which had started with Saki Zone is to be held across the Six Zones in the State and was meant to maintain a good rapport between the Commission and its teachers.

Earlier in her welcome address, Saki zonal head,  Deaconess Aderonke Oladoyinbo appreciated the giant stride taken by the present Government under the leadership of Engr. Seyi Makinde towards improvement of the educational sector.

“This Government is playing a great role to ameliorate the plights of teachers and even students by regular payment of monthly salaries, 13 month even paid, issuance of car loan to teachers, mass promotion of teachers that have stagnated on GL 15, provision of almost 23% of State Budget on Education, free distribution of note and textbooks, intervention classes and many more.”

Oladoyinbo then called on teachers to reciprocate the good gesture of the present administration and cooperate with the government by being efficient at their duty posts.

 

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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Oyo Govt. Commiserates with deceased teacher’s family

The Management of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board has commiserated with the families of a dead staff member, Mrs. Otun Madinat Abosede.

Mrs. Otun, until her demise, was a Senior Teaching staff of the Board, attached to Community Primary School 1, Olopomewa.

She was enroute Abuja from Ibadan, for a workshop organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund with her colleague, Mrs. Adedeji of Bako Community Primary School, Ido when they were involved in a ghastly motor accident.

The Executive Chairman of the Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran revealed that, while Mrs. Adedeji survived the accident but sustained injuries, Mrs. Otun did not survive it.

“The incident is very unfortunate”, he said. “She would be sorely missed in the teaching service of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, especially for her disciplined lifestyle and dedication to duty”, he continued.

He prayed that the Almighty God grants the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort her family.

The chairman revealed that the State Government has made arrangements to bring the late Mrs. Otun’s body back to Ibadan, while Oyo State Government is ensuring that Mrs. Adedeji, who was severely injured, undergoes proper treatment.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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