The Oyo State Government has revealed that students in the State are ready for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and for other external examinations even with the present realities.
Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), while inspecting Islamic Mission Schools 1& II, Bode and UMC Demonstration Basic Schools I, II &III, Molete, Ibadan, on Monday 20, July 2020, stated that the readiness of the State is demonstrated through the preparation of students in all terminal classes in the State to write external examinations, including WAEC and the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination (JAMB).
“Earlier, the federal government said they cancelled WAEC but we thank God that they have reversed themselves, WAEC is conducted by a regional body comprising many countries, Nigeria inclusive and the Covid-19 pandemic is global, so whatever the body says should be the final, not what Nigeria thinks should happen.
But nonetheless, Oyo State is on top of the situation, we are preparing our students and pupils for all examination, especially those in terminal classes, you also know that SUBEB has been doing classes for all categories of pupils and students through the television since the pandemic broke out, it shows our readiness.”
While inspecting the vicinity of the schools, Dr Nureni Adeniran declared that the State government would not tolerate any form of illegality in the education sector, especially in the primary schools across the State.
“We will not allow erection of shanties, kiosks and illegal structures around our school premises, we are not going to condone such illegality, allowing such will have negative impacts on the psyche and performance of our pupils.
We have come to warn them and give them ultimatum for the evacuation of their structures today unfailingly, we shall come back and demolish the structures if they fail to remove them.”
The Chairman accentuated that the State Government was invested in bringing sanity to the education sector and its administration in the State.
“We are not after the destruction of people’s property and businesses but to bring sanity to the education sector especially at the primary schools level,” he confirmed.