Monday, September 30, 2019

Oyo returns 43% out-of-school children to class

Oyo State government says it has returned 43 per cent of its out-of-school children population back to class.

It added that it was working towards mopping the rest of the population outside classroom back before the end of the year.

The state commissioner for education, science and technology, Prof Kehinde Sangodoyin made this known at the launching and dedication of projects embarked upon by old students of Ibadan City Academy, Ibadan.

Sangodoyin said teachers on level 16 and 17 would assume the title of ‘tutor generals’ while government would start paying running cost for the upkeep of public schools from Monday, September 30th (today).

Parts of the state education policy is to improve access and participation of our students in academic activities at all levels, be it primary or secondary and since the governor has removed levies hitherto paid by our students and has just approved the payment of running cost to our primary and secondary schools.

“Also we are equally working on providing furniture to schools. 64,000 units will soon be distributed to all schools across the state.”