Category: Oyo State State Universal Basic Education Board

Oyo Government Applauds JICA’s Intervention Projects

Oyo State Government today, applauded Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for its donations to the development of education in the State, saying the move has increased the educational facilities in the State.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, said this in his office, while receiving JICA representatives.

He commended JICA and by extension, the Japanese Government for their unalloyed commitment and provision of facilities, which has contributed to the overhauling and improvement of the State’s Basic Education.

He said, “Your intervention projects are timely, because they came at the time the Basic Education system was in need of them.”

“We are very happy to receive you in Oyo state. On behalf of the State Government, we express our appreciation to JICA for considering Oyo State worthy of those projects, at the time they gave us”, he continued.

He said further that, “we believe Government is a continuum, and most importantly, the projects you gave us were for the good people of Oyo State. We thank you so much for your immense contribution”.

While he pledged the State Government’s commitment to maintain the facilities, he also assured them of the Board’s readiness to assist the team, on its post-construction evaluation of the projects in the State, without any hesitation.

“Perhaps, you need our assistance for the success of your post-construction evaluation, our officers are on ground to render such assistance”, he said.

Speaking earlier, on behalf of the visiting team, the Program officer, International Development Research Institute, Tokyo, Dr. Ruiko Hino said the visit would give room for a feedback on the State of facilities to the Japanese and Nigerian Governments.

So far, JICA under the auspices of the Japanese Government, has donated Two-hundred and Thirty-one classrooms to Thirty selected primary schools in the State.

The gesture was facilitated by the Universal Basic Education Board, while the Thirty schools are spread across Twenty-one Local Government Areas in Oyo State.

JICA is an agency established by the Japanese Government, to represent Japan on intervention projects. It coordinates Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the Government of Japan.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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Commence Academic Activities Immediately”-Oyo SUBEB Chair

Oyo State Government has urged Heads of Public schools across the State to commence academic activities immediately, saying idleness of teachers or pupils would not be tolerated henceforth.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran made the declaration while monitoring resumption of schools in the State capital, Ibadan.

Adeniran, who monitored the resumption alongside other members of the board expressed satisfaction with the situation they met at some schools visited.

The Chairman however called on other schools, who are yet to commence academic activities, to do so with the pupils immediately.

“We are going around to ensure quality in our education sector and ensure that infrastructural facilities are provided. This has afforded us the opportunity to identify schools in need of renovation and facilities.”

“We want school work to start immediately. We have gone to some schools and we noticed that a good number of them have already commenced”, he said.

“Therefore, we call on other schools to start teaching pupils immediately, as a matter of duty”, he added.

Dr. Adeniran opined that early commencement of academic activities would enable schools in the State to cover the syllabus, adding that, this would enable the State in achieving quality and standard learning outcome.

Meanwhile, Dr. Adeniran has issued a stern warning to staff members of the Local Government Universal Basic Education Authorities, fond of sabotaging the present administration’s efforts at repositioning the education sector.

This is coming on the heels of allegations against some LGUBEA staff members that they extort retirees before processing their documents.

He read the riot act at Akinyele and Egbeda LGUBEAs, frowning at the unbecoming attitude of the said staff members.

“We have discovered that some of them (LGUBEA staffers) are not up and doing, and we have read the riot act to them, to henceforth stop these sharp practices, as this Government would not hesitate to punish anyone found culpable”, he said.

Schools visited include, Community Basic School, Alabidun, IDC Primary School, Olubadan, Ebenezer Community Primary School, Akingbile.

Other schools visited were, Islamic Mission School, Moniya, Methodist Primary School, Olorisaoko, Salvation Army Primary School, Ajibade and St. James Anglican Primary School, Alabata.

 

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner,

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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66 Oyo Public Schools To Benefit From SBMC-SIP

Oyo State Government, in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has selected 66 public primary schools from the three senatorial districts in Oyo State, to benefit from UBEC School Based Management Committee-School Improvement Programme (SBMC-SIP).

This, the Government revealed is part of UBEC’s new strategy to involve communities in the management of schools.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, revealed this while speaking with members of the various School-Based Management Committees across the State in his office today.

Adeniran enjoined them to adhere strictly to the action plans approved by the Commission and see the opportunity as a mandate to serve their communities selflessly.

The Chairman charged management of the benefiting schools to make judicious use of the funds disbursed to them to improve the standard of education in the State, while he disclosed that, the project is dear to Governor Seyi Makinde’s heart.

“I urge you to please spend the funds disbursed to you judiciously and spend it on the action plans approved by UBEC, as every kobo would be accounted for”, he said.

He therefore warned them to be wary of anyone who may extort them, with the claim that OyoSUBEB was asking for ‘returns’.

According to him, “Our attention has been drawn to activities of syndicates extorting money from unsuspecting SBMC members under the pretence of returns for the management of the board”. “Please disregard such information, as it is false and misleading”, he said.

He stressed that anybody fingered in the extortion would be investigated and appropriately dealt with within the full ambits of the law.

Describing the programme as a boost to the School-Based Management Committee – School Improvement Programme, (SBMC-SIP), Dr. Adeniran noted that the policy is a strategy which would create opportunities for SBMCs to manage the schools in their respective communities.

Dr. Adeniran also expressed optimism that the programmes would increase enrolment, retention, completion and transition in the basic education sub sector, as well as help address out-of-school-children in the State.

“As we look into ways of addressing the challenges of out-of- school children in the State, it is our belief that this programme would go a long way to increase enrolments in our public schools”, he opined.

“This Policy would strengthen partnership between our public schools and communities they are in. It would further improve these schools, and encourage community leaders around schools to be involved in the planning, management and maintenance of school properties”, he concluded.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

 

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BESDA: Oyo Government To Inculcate Western Education In Arabic Centers – OYOSUBEB

The Oyo State Government says it is set to introduce western education in quaranic centres and Arabic schools, saying this (more…)

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OyoSUBEB resumes inspection of Intervention Projects …monitors ongoing Unified Exams

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran earlier this week has (more…)

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Oyo Govt Opens Bid For 2018 Intervention Projects

…To Roll Out 198 Contracts

At least, 87 Local contractors on Thursday participated in the bid opening exercise for the 2018 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB intervention projects held at Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board’s premises.

The exercise, according to the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran was done in compliance with provision of Oyo State Public Procurement Act 2010.

“We allowed due process in this bid opening, which states that people should be allowed to tender for any goods and/or services, and the tender should be open in the presence of the tenderers”, he said.

While he reiterated Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration’s commitment to transparency, openness and integrity at all times, the Chairman also revealed that the projects are being jointly financed by Oyo State Government through the State Universal Basic Education Board and the Federal Government, through the Universal Basic Education Commission.

The Chairman revealed that 198 contracts are being rolled out, adding that the process involved transparency and due process.

He said the projects include construction of five Model schools, six ECD Pilot centers, 32 blocks of 3-classroom buildings and 15 blocks of 4-classrooms.

Also, the contractors are bidding for renovation of 59 blocks of classrooms, sinking and erection of 40 units of borehole tanks and tank stands.

Others are, procurement of 36 classroom furniture, sports equipment, 16 motorcycles and one hilux.

Dr. Adeniran also disclosed that the Board is in the process of accessing 2019 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB Intervention funds, saying the State Government has approved the release of its counterpart fund.

The Chairman therefore urged most eligible tenderer to deliver a thorough job and ensure speedy completion of the 2018 intervention projects.

He said, “Bidders are strongly advised to ensure speedy project execution, as this administration has zero tolerance for time wastage, as far as project execution is concerned”.

The bid opening exercise was witnessed by representatives of Universal Basic Education Commission, Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Bureau of Public Procurement, Federal Ministry of Education.

Other bodies represented include, Nigeria Institute of Engineers, Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and CSACEFA.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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Oyo Govt, NGO Partner Against Tropical Diseases

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On_The Spot Visit of Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran to The Community Secondary School, Bioku-Olode, Ibadan.

As a matter of urgency, the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran @dr.nureni_adeniran visited Community Secondary School, Bioku-Olode, Ibadan in Egbeda LGA, where he saw some JSS 1 students in an unconducive learning situation.

He promised the School sets of furniture, which would serve as a palliative measure for students to read and write. This would be sent to the school very soon.

He revealed that, unfailingly, Community Secondary School, Bioku-Olode would be included in the next FGN-UBEC/OyoSUBEB intervention project. This means they would have more classes at their disposal.

Oyo State Government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde @seyi_amakinde is committed to eradicating this kind of unconducive situations. Our children deserve to learn right!

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Oyo Vows to Jail Public Ibadan School Arsonist

Oyo State Government has vowed to bring to book, the perpetrators of an inferno which razed a block of three classrooms at Cannon Okusehinde Memorial Primary School, School I, Aremo, Ibadan.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran made this known on Wednesday when he visited the school to assess the level of destruction caused by the arsonists.

Frowning at the masterminds of the inferno, Adeniran promised that the State Government would investigate the act of arson and fish out all culprits involved, adding that anyone found culpable would face the wrath of the law.

“Oyo State Government will ensure that this particular incident of arson is investigated, and the offenders punished under the law.”The present administration will not tolerate or condone any form of vandalism or sabotage, especially on our public schools “, he continued.

“We will use them as example for others to learn that arson is very serious an offense, especially when the public school that represents liberation from all forms of backwardness is concerned.”

Dr. Adeniran also promised that Government would put in place viable security measures and ensure it puts an end to the growing instance of arson, vandalism and destruction of school facilities in the State.

The Executive Chairman further promised renovation of the burnt classes in the next FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB intervention projects.

He also approved with immediate merging of pupils of the burnt classes with their colleagues in School 2, noting that nothing should stall the learning process of these young ones.

Speaking earlier, the Head Teacher, Cannon Okusehinde Memorial School, Aremo, School I, Mrs. Sherifat Salam described the inferno as the height of vandalism on the school.

She told to the Executive Chairman that hoodlums have incessantly burgled the school over the past weeks.

 

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner,

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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