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Friday, 11 November 2022

Oyetola Identifies Investment In Education As A Major Tool Of Development...* _...flaggs-Off distribution of instructional materials to public schools

 


Governor of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has stated that education will continue to be driver of the development agenda of the State in quest to put the State on sound footing of development and compete with it's peers 


The Governor stated this today at the official flagged-off of the distribution of instructional materials and sports equipment for the use of pupils/students of public primary and Junior Secondary Schools across the State.

 


The Governor was represented at the program which also witnessed the distribution of 10 wheelchairs for the use of pupils of Schools for Special Needs in the State by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji.


He said the flaggs-Off is in furtherance of the administration's resolve to stop at nothing to give the children the best education that will not only enable them to compete with their peers anywhere in the world but will also prepare them to contribute their quota to the development of the State.





Oyetola used the occasion to urge  stakeholders in the education sector, including parents, teachers, old students’ associations and the media to complement government's efforts in giving the best education to our children.


He also called on students to reciprocate the privilege accorded them to put in their best and make Osun proud in their examinations and other academic contests.


He said, "Today’s flag-off is in furtherance of our resolve to stop at nothing to give our children the best education that will not only enable them to compete with their peers anywhere in the world but will also prepare them to contribute their quota to the development of our State.


"I am happy that the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, continues to make tremendous efforts to enrich our development goals".


"Today, we are here to flag off 11 instructional items for our pupils and students in the public primary and Junior secondary schools as well as wheelchairs for the use of pupils of Schools for Special Needs.


"These items are 24,862 units of mathematics textbooks for Primaries 4, 5 and 6; 16,500 units of teachers’ lesson notes and lesson plans; 8,000 units of School Diaries; 43,500 units of Report Cards for Junior Secondary Schools; 100,000 units of Report Cards for Primary Schools; 170 units of complete set of computers (ICT); 4,020 units of Biro; 8,000 units of School Chalks; various Sports Equipment; 10 units of wheelchairs for pupils with Special Needs and 6 Motorcycles for the use of SUBEB Field Officers". The Governor stated..



In a remark, Commissioner for Education, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of Education,Mr Adelani Aderinola, explained that the achievements of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the education sector is unprecedented in the history of the State.


He said the the Governor has demonstrated true leadership qualities in the manner in which he has revamped the State's education sector so as to put the State on a sound footing of development.




In an address, the Executive Secretary, SUBEB, Mr Adeoye Bakare noted that the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has invested hugely into the rehabilitation and construction of school buildings across the State while regular in service trainings for teachers continues regularly.


He described Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as a great politician who is committed the development of his community, State and the country at large, while urging other politicians to emulate his good deeds.


While appreciating the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC) for their usual support and collaboration, the Executive Secretary changed teachers and students to make good use of the instructional materials so as to justify the huge investment of government.


In a goodwill message, the State All Nigeria Conference Of Principals Of Secondary Schools, ANCOPS Chairman, Pastor Emmanuel Ijaodola eulogized the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for putting the education of the future generation of the State on the front  burner.


He said the Governor has indeed turned around the fortunes of the education sector in the State in every way possible for the benefit of all and sundry, noting that generations yet unborn will appreciate the Governor.


In her own remark, the Chairperson, Association of Primary School Headteachers Association of Nigeria, AOPSON, who was represented by Comrade Adeleye Gbenga described Governor Oyetola as God sent to the State because of the manner in which he has focused on ensuring that Osun is ranked among it's peers among the committee of States when it comes to education development.


She thanked the Governor for being a father to all pupils in various public schools across the State, adding that the Governor has truly demonstrated that he means well for the State.


Chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, who was represented by the NUT Secretary, Mr Akin Adeojo said Governor Oyetola has truly demonstrated true leadership and commitment in the education sector of the State.


In his own goodwill message, the Local government Education Authority Chairman, Central Working Committee, Dr. Victor Olaniyi opined that the future of the State is looking so bright because of what Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has done in the State's education sector.


Other Speakers include the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul Raseed Olabomi Elende of Ekonde,,Oba Abdul Rauf Olaniyan and Iyaloja General of Osun State,Alhaja Awawu Asindemade who all commended the governor for his magnanimity and ingenuity in moving Osun  forward in all front.


Materials distributed include: units of mathematics text books, units of teacher's lesson notes and plans, units of school diaries and report cards, complete sets of computers, units of wheelchairs, motorcycles for use of SUBEB officials, biro and chalk in large quantities, sports materials among others.




Reported by Sofiu Abdulganiyu

PRO Osun SUBEB


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