Schools Resumption In Oyo State Records Low Turnout

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*govt tasks parents to release wards back to school

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Worried by the low turnout of students for the 2022/2023 academic session, the 

Oyo State Government on Monday, advised parents and guardians in  the state to release their wards for resumption to schools.

The Executive Chairman of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni  Adeniran gave the advice  while monitoring school resumption for first term, 2022/2023 academic session in Ibadan.

Dr. Adeniran disclosed that the board monitored some schools in Ibadan to ascertain the preparedness of teachers and pupils for resumption for the new academic session in the state.

He stressed that with the low turnout of students in most of the schools visited by his team, there is the need for parents in the rural areas of the state to desist from stopping their children from attending schools because of market days.

“So far, we have visited some schools and we are not too impressed with the turnout of pupils. However, we are satisfied with the turnout of teachers. We are using this opportunity to appeal to parents and guardians, especially those in rural parts of the state to release their wards to return to school,”he said.

Dr. Adeniran added, ” the exercise will continue in  other zones of the state. We visited some schools today, including those in remote areas, like Igbo-elerin in Lagelu LGA, and the turnout of pupils was not impressive.”

Speaking further, the Oyo SUBEB Chairman stressed that the essence of the exercise is to further motivate the teachers and pupils for improved performance.

Dr. Adeniran while tasking private investors to help boost the education sector in Oyo State, noted that the present government in the state encourages development devoid of political undertones and that the state government has invited bids for the renovation and construction of a storey building of ten classrooms in Islamic Mission Primary School, Odoye, Ibadan North, assuring that  the board will soon grant approval to a Federal Representative, who formally indicated interest to build a block of three classrooms in the same school.

Dr. Adeniran who monitored the resumption in company of a full time member of the board, Hon. Akeem Oladeji and some directors, affirmed that teachers have commenced teaching in schools visited.

Some of the schools visited by the team, among others, include Islamic Mission School, 2 and 4, Odoye; IMG Basic School II, Oje-Igosun; Methodist Pry School, Age, Igbo-Elerin; and IDC Sagbe, Pabi-Ekun.

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