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Friday, 16 August 2019

Continuity and Consolidation Bring "Ileri-Oluwa Fulfilling Promises Educational Programme" Alive



The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reaffirmed the state's commitment towards transforming the education sector.

This, he said was necessary so as to ensure that every child has access to good, quality, quanlitative and affordable education.

The governor noted that children are the hope and channel for achieving goals of a better future, saying it is an offence for parents not to allow their children go to school.

He said the government is leading other stakeholders to achieve its goal of using education as a tool for delivering prosperity and development to the people.

Governor Oyetola spoke on Thursday while commissioning school projects at both Telemu Comprehensive Middle High school and Morinu Community Elementary School , in Ola-Oluwa Local Government and Iwo Local Government areas of the state, respectively.

The governor also unveiled "Ileri-Oluwa Fulfilling Promises Educational Programme",  which is a  "redesigned and repacked approach to school’s infrastructural renewal, intended to reach every nook and cranny of the state within available human and material resources."




"It is my utmost pleasure, and honour to unveil the Ileri Oluwa(Fulfilling Promises) Educational Programme which fashions towards the commissioning of the new and revamping projects of Community Elementary and Middle School in Telemu and Iwo.

"The renovations entail a four-block of three classrooms each, and one-block of six classrooms, the school hall, including laboratories to the glory of God, and the benefit of the people of Osun.

"We adopted a consolidated approach whose key elements are rebuilding, remodelling and total rehabilitation of existing school buildings and construction of new blocks of classrooms in series 4 classrooms, 5 classrooms, 6 classrooms, 8 classrooms, 10, 15 and 20 classrooms and at a maximum of 50 pupils/students per class, to cater for communities at 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 750 pupils per school.

" Other elements are provision of solar powered ICT centres in our Schools to be equipped with between 20- 30 Computers Systems; rejuvenation of the State Library in Osogbo; provision of perimeter fencing for urban schools; planting of Trees/Shrubs for semi-rural and rural Schools; improving the aesthetic outlook of our Schools by planting Trees and Shrubs in such Schools; rejuvenation of School gardens and farms; reconstruction of former School Boards, as accepted globally as Community Based management Committee (CBMC) and Community Based Management Board (CBMB)". -  Governor Gboyega Oyetola






Oyetola said the administration's resolve to invest in education sector was aimed at achieving the state's objectives of delivering a better life for the people and driving development in the state.

He said efforts had been made by the administration to maintain and sustain the existing schools; build and equip more schools; renovate dilapidated ones and provide well-trained teachers to teach the pupils and ensure that pupils attend schools punctually and regularly.

The governor appealed to parents to ensure that their children and wards are registered at school, attend school regularly and are well-behaved, saying "there must be a synergy between the government, parents and teachers for the state to achieve its desired goals of making education the bedrock of development".

Oyetola, who said the state has the required potentials to lead the nation in both internal and external examinations, appealed to all teachers to ensure that the performance of Osun in Junior and Senior School Certificate results improve significantly.

He also urged the benefitting communities to ensure that the facilities are put to judicious use.





Unveiling the Ileri-Oluwa Fulfilling Promises Educational Programme in Iwo, Governor Oyetola maintained that the initiative will put governance on auto pilot and make sustainable development attainable.

Among the projects commissioned were six newly-constructed classrooms, four blocks of three classrooms each, a deep well and a perimeter fence round the school.

He said the government is resolute  to complement the initiative by building the capacity in pupils, teachers and other staff through training and re-training as well as improving their welfare for optimum performance.

"These projects are a further fulfilment of our promise to provide quality, functional, affordable and equitable education for all as a way of achieving our goals of delivering a better life for the people and driving development in the state.

"Our children are our hope and channel for achieving these goals and positioning our state and nation to compete with other nations of the world.

"Our administration is committed to ensuring that our children get good education, this is the reason we are striving to build schools, equip them, renovate dilapidated projects, provide well-trained teachers to teach the pupils and ensure that pupils attend schools punctually and regularly.

"We established Ileri Oluwa Fulfilling Promises Educational Programme to transform the education profile of the state.

"We adopted a consolidated approach whose key elements are rebuilding, remodelling and total rehabilitation of existing school buildings and construction of new blocks of classrooms in series  4 classrooms, 5 classrooms, 6 classrooms,

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