All  Set For Commencement Of Operation In New Model Smart School, Ibadan – SUBEB Executive Secretary


*UBEC hands over structure

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), on Thursday, declared that all is now set for the commencement of operation in the newly constructed model smart school, Sogunro, Akinyele, Ibadan.

This was made known by the Executive Secretary, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Jacob Dairo while speaking during the handing over of the structure to the board by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

Commending UBEC on its commitment to technical and digital education in the state, Mr Dairo pointed out that Oyo State Government, through the board, has not relented in its bid to equip the younger generation with the requisite skills to remain competitive in the global economy.

” All is set for the school’s take-off in the new school calender. The school will enhance the quality of teaching, learning and the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) of our pupils”, he said.

Mr Dairo added, “We commend the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, for its support in uplifting basic education in the State, as well as moves to eliminate out-of-school syndrome”.

“Eqaully, we appreciate Governor Seyi Makinde in the implementation of qualitative basic education in the State. The visit was meant to assess the level of the project in readiness for the next session”

Emphasizing that the place of education in the attainment of national development and transformation cannot be relegated to the background, Mr Dairo said 

Federal government through the Universal Basic Education Commission and the Oyo State Government constructed the Model smart school at Sogunro area, Akinyele Local Government.

Mr. Dairo stressed that the goal of the gesture is to prioritise digital and technical education towards attaining socioeconomic development  in the younger generation and make them competitive.

Stressing that officials are ready for full academic activities, which will commence in September, Mr. Dairo said the school will accommodate pre-basic class; Special Education; Basic 1-3 and Junior Secondary School 1-2 pupils.

Speaking, a representative of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mrs. Sherifat Lawal, reiterated the commitment of the federal government to Basic Education in Oyo State.

Mrs Lawal said the objectives of the Commission is to assist all States in the development of smart schools project, and to improve the access of teachers and pupils to quality teaching and learning materials. 

The Zonal consultant, UBEC, Arc. Sanya Akindele said the school has  classrooms for pupils with special needs, Pre-basic, Primary and JSS classes, adding that the school is equipped with a Robotic laboratory, vocational laboratories, Clinic, ICT room and a e-library.

Arc. Akindele pointed out that the project is an opportunity to open up e-learning and expose pupils to computers at an early age, saying the school is fully computerised by UBEC/SUBEB, saying “The way forward is ICT and this will give them a jump-start in life”, he said.


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