As part of activities marking his 100 days in office, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, will commission at least six Model Schools, executed under the Universal Basic Education Commission-FG/Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board intervention Projects across the three senatorial districts of the state.
A release by the state commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatunbosun, said the government has promised speedy completion of all ongoing UBEC-FG/SUBEB projects in the state, before the end of the year, assuring that pupils across the State would henceforth enjoy a better lease in their basic educational pursuits.
The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, was quoted as saying that six Model schools across the state are ready for commissioning.
“The Board has ensured that the contractors complete at six of the ongoing projects, which are ready for commissioning by His Excellency”, he said.
The Model school projects are located in Ibadan, Oyo and Oke-ogun region of the state, with modern facilities such as classrooms, sickbays, science laboratories, computer rooms, libraries and halls.
He further affirmed, that the move was part of the state government’s efforts targeted at reviving the education system in the State and ensuring pupils return back to schools within a better environment.
Speaking on the fast pace achieved at completing the already abandoned school projects within 100 days of the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration, Dr. Adeniran stated that the Governor’s pro-activeness and commitment to the development of education in the State, worked the magic.
He affirmed that Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration would ensure that education is not only made free for pupils across the State, but that Government would make the schools worth attending for the pupils.
“Our pro-activeness brought about this finished works. We ensured these projects are completed by the contractors on site”, he said.
Some of the schools ready for commissioning include, Elekuro Jnr. High School, Elekuro (Ona-Ara Local Government), St. Mathias Primary school, Orogun, (Akinyele Local Government Area).
Others are Community Primary School, Idi-osan (Ibadan North West Local Government Area), Baptist Primary school, Isokun (Oyo-East Local Government Area), Muslim Community Junior High School, Igbeti (Olorunsogo Local Government Area) and Ofiki Grammar School Ofiki, (Atisbo Local Government Area).