The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Oyo State has congratulated Prof. Daud Sangodoyin on his inauguration as the State Commissioner for Education by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The congratulatory message was issued on Saturday in Ibadan, the state capital by its Chairman, Comrade Asubiojo, Olujuwon (Marshal).
The message reads, “We have no doubt that with his rich educational background, qualification, vast experience and proven leadership acumen, Prof. Sangodoyin will effectively handle the education ministry to reflect the educational yearnings and aspirations of this administration as said by His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde and the National Policy on Education.
“We strongly desire that he hit the ground running by attending speedily to issues impeding the growth of education in the Pace setter state”.
“As NANS, Oyo state look forward to working closely with the ministry to further strengthen the education sector. We seize this medium to thank His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde for approving bursary for Oyo Law School students and appeal that this kind gesture be extended to other students in the state”, the message continued.
‘Share your knowledge with others to advance UI’, VC admonishes computer trainees
University of Ibadan (UI) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka has urged participants at the five-day Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) sponsored Advanced Digital Awareness Programme for Higher Institutions (ADAPTI) 2019 to share the knowledge gained with their colleagues in order to advance the citadel of learning.
The Vice chancellor, who spoke at the end of the training while addressing the participants, also noted that the entire world was becoming digital, averring that, “whoever that is going to be relevant must therefore update himself by participating in a programme like this so as to increase his knowledge”.
While urging the trainees to share the knowledge gained with their colleagues in office in order to generally advance the university, the UI boss argued that “the more we know, the better we are placed in an upward spiral of growing income and emotional well being”.
Represented by the Director of Information Technologies and Media Services (ITeMs), Mrs. Abiodun Alao, the university leader promised that his administration would continue to facilitate access to training of this nature, thanking the NCC for sponsoring the training.
In her remarks, the IteMs Director thanked the University’s Management for approving the training, promising that her Directorate would not relent in exposing members of the community to various computer training of diverse nature.
Mrs. Alao disclosed that Management has approved money for the renovation of a 50-seater laboratory, purchase of 50 laptops as well as furniture so as to be able to train more people.
The ADAPTI programme is one of the NCC initiatives designed to empower workers in the higher institutions of learning. The programme is divided into two including Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Internet and Computer Appreciation (ICA).
The training was handled by the NCC’s Consultant, Digital Bridge Institute with many participants thanking the University’s Management for adding value to their lives.
Makinde to Shut Illegal Schools in Oyo
The Seyi Makinde led Oyo State Government has promised to clamp down on illegal private primary schools operating within the state, saying that a taskforce would be set up in earnest to address the menace.
The development was made known to newsmen on Monday by the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran, during an inspection of schools in the State capital.
Adeniran revealed that the State Government without further delay, would set up a task force, to be spearheaded by Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in collaboration with Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
He said the Task-force would close down all mushroom private schools endangering quality in the education sector in the State.
Dr. Adeniran however charged parents and Guardians to enrol their children and wards in Public schools, noting that the free education policy by Governor Seyi Makinde was already yielding positive results in schools in the 2019 academic session.
“Looking at the influx of new intakes in public schools today, being the first day of resumption, it is apparent that Governor Seyi Makinde’s free-education policy is yielding good fruits in the State.
“It is highly important that those private primary and secondary schools be put under searchlight to know those operating without government approval and monitoring.
” We will henceforth close such schools found within the State,” he said.
The Chairman expressed Government’s readiness to place public schools as favourable competitors with Private schools, saying Government was working assiduously on provision of basic amenities needed by both teachers and students across the State.
He stressed that Governor-Seyi-Makinde- led administration demands maximum cooperation from all stakeholders in the sector, while the Government would commit every necessary resource in achieving quality education in the State.
He further pledged Government’s commitment to returning schools’ grants and renovation of bad school infrastructures in schools.
The SUBEB Chairman and his team visited include, People’s Primary School, Adeoyo, St. Williams School, Oke-Ado, AUD School, Foko, Islamic Primary School, Bode; St. David Primary School, Kudeti.
Others schools visited include I.M.G Primary Schools, Orita-Aperin and Ode-Aje, Ikolaba Community Primary School;,Methodist Primary School, Bodija, and Methodist Primary School, Mokola.
Oyo govt charges teachers to begin academic works immediately, as schools resume tomorrow
As schools reopen on Monday 16th September 2019 for a new academic session in Oyo State, the State government has charged all teachers to start academic works immediately.
The directive came from the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Kehinde Sangodoyin in a statement issued over the weekend.
Sangodoyin asked that teachers, support staff and students were expected to be in schools before eight for academic work to commence immediately.
The Commissioner disclosed further that quality education that would yield best academic performance was the target of the Seyi Makinde administration, urging teachers to work hard by preparing the students for excellent performance.
“We are using this medium to congratulate our students in public and private schools for their resumption on Monday, 16th September 2019 and call on the teachers to engage the students in academic exercises immediately.
“The current administration is doing all possible best to change the tide for better in achieving the best for the State in the area of students’ academic performance and improvement in national rating of the State in external examinations.
“To this end, facilities and teacher’s remunerations would be at the forefront of government reckoning to achieve the lofty goal, while teachers are expected to do their bit to justify government’s strict adherence to providing the best enabling environment for their performance.”
The foremost academic administrator also warned teachers to desist from collecting any money from any parents or students in the guise of collection of levies.
Prof. Shangodoyin appealed to parents to be alive to their responsibilities to make the children become valuable assets to both the parents and society in future.
He reiterated that the present administration was working assiduously to bring back the glory of education in the state, with a call to schools’ alumni and corporate bodies to support the current trend in the State to make education accessible to all.
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