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Stakeholders laud Ajimobi over multi million naira model schools



The multi million naira on going construction of model schools in Baptist High School, Saki, Oba Akinbiyi Secondary School, Mokola and Islamic High School, Bashorun will be completed in few weeks as ten additional model schools are expected to commence next year.

The 3 model schools are the initiative of Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration to improve the standard of education in state.

Since inception of the present administration, attention has been given to education sector through the employment of teachers in both primary and secondary schools,distribution of instructional and learning materials to schools as well as creating enabling environment for academic excellence.

Recently the state government also established School Governing Board and Oyo State Model Education System Intervention tagged OYO MESI aimed at improving teachers’ competence,character education as well as infuse localized content in its education system.

To change the facelift of the secondary schools in the state,an approval was given for the construction of three multi million naira model schools by Governor Ajimobi which has reached an advanced stage.

The model schools at Baptist High School, Saki,Oba Akinbiyi Secondary School, Mokola and Islamic High School, Bashorun housed 35 classrooms, Science laboratories, hall with a capacity of 500 people, 25 Toilets and Administrative offices with modern facilities.

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As they say all work without play makes jack a dull boy, the model Schools also has basket ball,volley ball and hand ball courts to encourage and enhance sporting activities among the students.

The commissioner for Education in the state, Prof Adeniyi Olowofela, during his visit to the sites of the model schools said government was committed to providing quality education to students in the state.

Similarly, the Chairman, National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, Oyo state chapter, Comrade Abayomi Toki and Chairman, School Governing Board, Agugu High School, Mr Gbemiga Adeyemi commended the state government for the laudable initiative.

According to Professor Olowofela, construction of ten additional model schools would commence next year while approval has been given for the completion of the abandoned model schools in Ogbomoso by the previous adminstration in the state.

No doubt, the aroma of Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s outstanding legacies will speak volume for him after he might have left office.

The task of improving the standard of education in the state can not be left in hands of government alone hence the need for people to contribute their quota towards lifting the sector to enviable heights.


Olamiposi Ishola.



Ibadan Poly postpones examinations, gives reason




The Polytechnic Ibadan on Monday informed that it has postponed its first semester examination for the 2019/2020 session scheduled to commence today.

The decision, as learnt was taken in view of the protest embarked upon by the students who protested against inability to complete their registration.

Confirming the postponement of the examination, the Registrar of the institution, Mrs. Modupe Fawale said that the decision was taken “to enable students who were unable to meet registration and payment of tuition deadline to do so.”

Fawale added that the examination has been postponed till next week.

“Students are to also note that examination etiquette are sacrosanct hence, any student involved in examination malpractices will be sanctioned.

“Equally, any student caught with cellphone and smart watch will be suspended from the institution and the materials will be confiscated.

“Students are expected to observe all Covid-19 protocols including the use of facemask and those who failed to abide shall not be permitted to take part in the scheduled examination.

“As earlier informed, students facing registration challenges are to go to the accredited ICT centres for solution”, she submitted.

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Education: Oyo Govt Rolls Out 226 Contracts for 2019 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Projects



No fewer than 102 Local contractors participated in the bid opening exercise for the 2019 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB Intervention projects held at Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board’s premises on Friday.

The exercise, according to the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran was done in compliance with provision of Public Procurement Act 2010.

“We allowed due process in this bid opening, which states that people should be allowed to tender for any goods and/or services, and the tender should be open in the presence of the tenderers”, he said.

While he reiterated the Board’s commitment to transparency and integrity in the selection process, he admonished contractors who submitted bids to embrace the spirit of sportsmanship.

The Chairman also revealed that the projects are being jointly financed by Oyo State Government through the State Universal Basic Education Board and the Federal Government, through the Universal Basic Education Commission.

Dr. Nureni Adeniran further said that a total of Two Hundred and Twenty-six (226) lots are being rolled out, adding that the process involved transparency and due process.

He said the contracts bidded for include: Construction of a Model School; Construction of eight blocks of six classrooms; construction of 14 blocks of four classroms.

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Others are construction of 32 blocks of 3 classrooms; construction of 4 ECCDE pilot centres; construction 10 perimeter fencing.

Also, the contractors bidded for renovation of 66 blocks of classrooms; sinking of 40 boreholes; procurement of 48 lots of furniture and procurement of 3 lots of sport equipment/facilities.

Dr. Adeniran also disclosed that the Board is on the verge of completing the 2018 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB Intervention projects, adding that the projects are on 80% completion.

The Chairman therefore urged tenderers to deliver a thorough job and ensure speedy completion of the intervention projects.

He said, “Bidders are strongly advised to ensure speedy project execution, as this administration has zero tolerance for time wastage, as far as project execution is concerned”.

The bid opening exercise was witnessed by representatives of Universal Basic Education Commission, Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Bureau of Public Procurement, Federal Ministry of Education.

Other bodies represented include, Nigeria Institute of Engineers, Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and CSACEFA.




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Teachers’ Day: Akanbi heaps praises on teachers for creating future world leaders



Former Senator Adesoji Akanbi, on Monday recognized the sacrifices and accomplishments of all teachers, commending them for creating future world leaders in their various field of endeavours.

The APC chieftain, who represented Oyo South Senatorial District between 2015-2019, in an emotional appreciation message made available to Mega Icon Magazine, also paid glowing tributes to the teachers for working their hearts out to lift up young people.

Akanbi, who was conferred ‘Distinguished Education Stakeholder’s Award’ by the NUT, Ibadan Southwest Branch said, “here is to the men and women who get up every day and work their hearts out to lift up our young people.

“The men and women who teach our children to make the world a better place.

“The men and women creating future world leaders, Doctors, Engineers, Scientists, Lawyers, Philosophers, Entertainers, and of course, more Teachers.

“To the men and women toiling hard for the betterment of our children, striving for a better future of the nation, we say thank you Sir/Ma.

“Happy Teacher’s Day”, the message concluded.

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