The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran has declared that declared that some ongoing 2017 UBEC-OyoSUBEB intervention projects in Ogbomosho and Ibadan would be ready for use at the resumption of pupils next academic term.
Dr. Nureni said this on Thursday while inspecting the projects recounted the importance of the projects to improvement of basic education in the State and expressed satisfaction at the standard and speed at which the ongoing projects were being executed, saying most of the projects were ready for use for the pupils when pupils resume school next term.
The present administration had on resumption in office called all contractors handling various projects under the 2017 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention projects to a meeting and charged them to deliver on their contractual promises so as to avert the wrath of government.
Adeniran revealed that the completion of the projects would give easy passage to the commencement the 2018 Intervention projects in earnest, noting that the inspection became very necessary due to the State Governor’s passion for the education sector.
The Chairman’s first call was Methodist Primary School, Bodija, where he assured the school authority that government would soon site a Model school there in fulfillment of the State government’s pledge to improve learning in the State.
“As soon as we commence the next intervention Project, a Model school would be sited here, therefore let me plead with the traders displaying their wares at the entrance of schools, blocking the entrance of this school, to please vacate the space, as a big project would soon commence here,” he said.
The Chairman also visited Anwaru-Islam Primary School, Eleyele, 1,2,3, and St. Peters Primary School, Aremo, where he urged the contractors on site to speed up the projects, against resumption of the pupils, next term.
Among other projects visited by the Chairman was Elewura Community Primary School, Elewura, where the project has been completed and in use already by the school pupils.
Speaking on security threats posed by hoodlums in most public school premises, the chairman reiterated his promise that the State government would ensure arrest and prosecution of anyone found culpable of disturbing the peace of schools, during and after school hours.
Meanwhile, the Chairman also monitored the ongoing Unified examination in all public primary schools in the State, saying that the essence of the monitoring exercise was to ensure that quality returned to the education system in the State.
He maintained that the present administration under Governor Seyi Makinde has strengthened the unified examination so as to nurture the pupils from the scratch, saying the effort would go a long way in curbing poor performance in external examinations by pupils.
“This Government has paid for the unified examination for public primary schools in the state, which the past administration rested its responsibilities on the shoulders of the parents. With this exam, we can know the competence level of each pupil we nurture and know how to help them,” he said.