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Oyo to Shut Illegal Schools

…as enrollment in public schools increase

Oyo State Government has promised to clamp down on illegal private primary schools operating within the State, saying that a taskforce would be set up in earnest to address the menace.

The development was made known to newsmen on Monday by the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, during an inspection of schools in the State capital.

Adeniran revealed that the State Government without further delay, would set up a task force, to be spearheaded by Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in collaboration with Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

He said the Task-force would close down all mushroom private schools endangering quality in the education sector in the State.

Dr. Adeniran however charged parents and Guardians to enrol their children and wards in Public Schools, noting that the free education policy by Governor Seyi Makinde was already yielding positive results in schools in the 2019 academic session.

“Looking at the influx of new intakes in public schools today, being the first day of resumption, it is apparent that Governor Seyi Makinde’s free-education policy is yielding good fruits in the State.

“It is highly important that those private primary and secondary schools be put under searchlight to know those operating without Government approval and monitoring.

“We will henceforth close such schools found within the State,” he said.

The Chairman expressed Government’s readiness to place public schools as favourable competitors with Private Schools, saying Government was working assiduously on provision of basic amenities needed by both teachers and students across the State.

He stressed that Governor-Seyi-Makinde- led administration demands maximum cooperation from all stakeholders in the sector, while the Government would commit every necessary resource in achieving quality education in the State.

He further pledged Government’s commitment to returning schools’ grants and renovation of bad school infrastructures in schools.

The SUBEB Chairman and his team visited include, People’s Primary School, Adeoyo, St. Williams School, Oke-Ado, AUD School, Foko, Islamic Primary School, Bode; St. David Primary School, Kudeti.

Others schools visited include I.M.G Primary Schools, Orita-Aperin and Ode-Aje, Ikolaba Community Primary School, Methodist Primary School, Bodija, and Methodist Primary School, Mokola.


Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government

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Oyo Schools resume on Monday 16th Sept. 2019

All schools In Oyo state resume on Monday 16th September 2019 for 2019/2020 Academic session,all schools are expected to be in schools from 8a.m while the teachers and students are to start the academic work immediately.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,Prof.Dahud Kehinde Shangodoyin disclose this during an Interview in his office.

The Commissioner disclosed further that quality education is one of the present administrations commitment and therefore encouraged them to work hard by preparing the students for excellent performance.

He also warned the teachers to desist from collecting a dime from any parents or students for anything.
Prof.Shangodoyin also appealled to the parents to be alive to their responsibilities which would make the children become valuable assets to both the parents and government in future.

The Commissioner re emphasized that the present administration is working assiduously to bring back the glory of education in the state and therefore enjoined the teachers to partner with the Government to achieve its goals in educational development.

Titi Adeyemi
Media Officer

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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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