By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran over the weekend hinted that the state government is to reintroduce open-day system in public primary schools across the state.
Dr. Adeniran who dropped this hint during his State-wide interactive session with Head-teachers said the present administration in Oyo State is also seeking more ways of improving the lot of teachers, especially those in the rural areas.
According to Dr. Adeniran, the open-day, when introduced will give parents opportunity to visit their children in schools, where they would get first-hand insights into their children’s performance and speak to their teachers on how to further improve those children and that the state government will also employ more strategies as part of measures to complement its absolute commitment to improve the basic education sector.
The SUBEB Chairman pointed out that the reintroduced system would be an improved adaptation of the moribund open-day as the system would make parents more responsible towards their children in public schools.
“We will reintroduce Open-day system back to our public schools, because we realized that this would complement Governor Seyi Makinde’s free education policy. Parents need to be responsible for their children’s progress in schools. One of the things Oyo State Government has done, is to improve the standard of education system”, he said.
The SUBEB Chairman while noting that being a teacher requires patience and great discipline, tasked teachers across the state to ensure their pupils compete favorably with their contemporaries in reading and writing skills.
Speaking further, Dr Adeniran disclosed that the state Government “is open to suggestions and ideas that would further build capacity of the teaching workforce in Oyo State”, saying, “the present Government is doing so much to improve pupils’ reading culture, by providing Running grants to schools, building facilities among others.”
The Oyo SUBEB Chairman stressed that the state government ” is presently seeking more ways of improving the lot of teachers, especially those in the rural areas, while he stressed that education remains the greatest asset the State Government can bequeath its citizens.”