The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran, has won the ‘Exemplary Performance of the Year 2021’ Award at the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) Pen Night, which took place over the weekend in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
A statement on Monday by the Board’s media team said that the award by NUJ was in recognition of Adeniran’s exceptional performance in developing the basic education sector in the state.
Speaking at the event, Adeniran lauded the NUJ and dedicated the award to his principal, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who he said gave him the enabling environment to operate at the Board.
“I want to thank NUJ for this award and I dedicate this award to God Almighty who gave me the courage and strength to perform at the Board I supervise. I also want to dedicate the award to my principal, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who has given me and other appointees the enabling environment to perform in our various portfolios,”Adeniran said.
The education expert, who used the opportunity to also thank members and management team of the SUBEB, noted that the present crop of leaders would not rest until they ensure that basic education system is better than how the present administration met it.
He, promised to change the ugly trend of school children roaming the streets, adding that the ongoing Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme is addressing the menace.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman of NUJ, Oyo Council, Comrade Ademola Babalola, described Adeniran as a forthright administrator, whose acts of big heart has inked his name indelibly in the sands of time within the education system of Oyo State and Nigeria at large.
He praised Adeniran for the laudable work OYO SUBEB has been doing, which include enrolment of out-of-school children; construction of model school buildings; renovation of schools; provision of basic facilities and coordinating basic education in the state.