As schools resume on Monday, September 16, men and officers of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency (OYRTMA) will be deployed to strategically man some schools that are prone to accidents because of their locations across the state.
The State Commander of the Agency, Commander Adeoye Ayoade disclosed this on Sunday at the State Headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan.
His words: “The Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency, Mogaji (Dr.) Akin Fagbemi has approved the deployment of our agile men and officers to strategic points across the State particularly Public School areas where pupils would be crossing the roads and highways as Schools resumes this Monday.”
“We are aware that the Free Qualitative Education Policy of The Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde has exponentially increased school’s enrolment. We anticipate that this huge enrollment figures would translate to huge human traffic on certain road corridors. It is in our bid to taking proactive rather than reactionary measures to curbing road accidents involving school pupils who are the greatest asset and future of the State that the Executive Chairman approved the deployment.”
The agency further advised teachers, parents and guardians to adequately monitor the movement of their children and wards.
“Leaving some teenagers to cross the roads by themselves is a risky adventure. We advise parents and guardians to create time to take their children and wards to school to avoid stories that touches. It is our hope that we significantly reduce children accident index to zero or its barest minimum in the State”, Commander Adeoye concluded.
Some of the identified schools include but not limited to the following:
S/N NAME OF SCHOOLS LOCATION
- ISLAMIC HIGH
METHODIST HIGH SCHOOL BODIJA OJURIN
OBA AKINBIYI SCH III PREMIER HOLTEL JUNCTION ADJACENT PREMIER HOTEL
MONATAN MODEL SCHOOL MONATAN, AREA
BISHOP PHILIP ACADEMY ACADEMY, IWO RD
IBADAN CITY ACADEMY ELETA, ACADEMY
ANGLICAN COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR, SCHOOL ORITA MEFA, TOTAL GARDEN
EMMANUEL COLLEGE U.I/ PREBOYE
LAGELU GRAMMAR SCHOOL AGUGU
LOYOLA COLLEGE OLD IFE ROAD
IBADAN BOY’S HIGH SCHOOL OKE BOLA
IMG SCHOOL BODE, MOLETE AREA
14 IKOLABA HIGH SCHOOL JAMB OFFICE, GOVT. HOUSE ROAD
- ST. PATRICKS GRAMMAR SCHOOL OPPOSITE BCOS, BASHORUN, IBADAN.
OGBOMOSO HIGH SCHOOL OGBOMOSO
AARE AGO HIGH SCHOOL OGBOMOSO
BAPTIST DAY SCHOOL. OSUPA, OGBOMOSO
CARETAKER COMMUNITY HIGH SCH OGBOMOSO
OGBOMOSO GRAMMAR SCHOOL OGBOMOSO
- Olivet Baptist high school Oyo
- St. Bernardine Girl grammar school Oyo
- L. A Town primary school idi-ope Oyo
- A U D primary school, Alagbon Oyo
- Baptist primary school, Isokun Oyo
- Owode interchange Oyo