The Oyo State Government says it will commence renovation of 100 secondary schools across the state and complete them within the next six months.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, said three schools will be selected in each of the 33 local governments with an additional one to make the total of 100 schools.
He said the project is one of the initiatives of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi administration to rejuvenate education in the state. He pointed out that the project would build on the establishment of School Governing Boards (SGB) for each school, introduction of N1,000 development levy for each pupil per term as well as implementation of the ‘no automatic promotion’ policy.
The commissioner also explained that the SGB for each school consists of representatives of host community, alumni association, Parent-Teacher Association, Head Boy and Head Girl and other relevant stakeholders.
The revenue generated through the levy is to be administered by the SGB with the school principal as chairman.
With the planned renovation, Olowofela said the government was taking another leap in addition to the model schools being built in the three senatorial districts in the state.