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UNESCO standard in education is our target – Oyo SUBEB Chair

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The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran has assured parents and guardians in the State that Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration would do everything possible to achieve the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) standard for education.

Adeniran promised allocation of adequate funds to revamp the Education sector in Oyo state.

Adeniran who made the promise while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan recently reiterated Governor Seyi Makinde’s promise to run free education in the State.

He called on parents and students to desist from any form of payment under any guise in schools across the state, promising stiff penalty against any teacher caught collecting money from students.

The SUBEB Chairman, noted that since democratic governance returned, the annual budgetary allocation to education in the state has been between four and five percent.

He however commended Governor Seyi Makinde who promised ìnitial annual commitment of 10% of annual budget to Education.

He described the Governor’s gesture as a good start, which will yield to a quick resuscitation of the education sector in the State.

Dr. Adeniran also affirmed that Oyo State Government has keyed into the Universal Basic Education Board’s scheme, Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) by looking for ways to return out-of-school-children back to school and giving them quality education.

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“This administration will do everything possible to achieve excellent education for our students without straining the financial capacity of parents and guardians”.

“The UNESCO standard is our target and the target requires that funding for education must not be a matter of mouthing alone. Any serious government that wants to invest in education will allocate substantial fund to the sector in its budget, and that exactly is what we are doing.

“All children of school-going age will be in school and we shall enforce this as well, but all excuses that will make parents, guardians and even the children to be outside school will not be allowed, which made this government abolish payment of fees in primary and secondary schools upon assuming office.

“We are assuring the people of the State that all inputs like good academic environment, adequate teaching hands and facilities will be provided without asking for fee.

“If all these are achievable, our society will be better for it and we will be proud to be among the States that are the shining lights in academic excellence in Nigeria,” he said.

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EDUCATION: Oyo governor, Makinde imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

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The Oluseyi Makinde led administration in Oyo State  has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, explaining that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

In  a statement signed on Monday  by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa,  informed that the costs of forms for prospective students seeking transfer from private to public school would be determine from the part of the country such candidate was coming from.

The statement added that  forms for inter-state, from major cities across the country including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt is N15, 000, other states of the federation is N10,000, transfer within the state is N7,500.00 and transfer from outside Nigeria is N20,000.00.

Also, the statement said that the state government was pleased to discover that measures taken so far in the implementation of the free education policy have started yielding fruits, pointing out that the huge number of parents applying to register their wards in the state’s public primary and secondary schools is a clear evidence that the free education policy of the administration is well received by the people.

“We are particularly pleased that a number of parents have been besieging the Oyo State Ministry of Education in the past few weeks to make inquiries on steps to be taken to transfer their wards from private schools to public schools.

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Its further stressed, “The huge turnout of parents and guardians seeking transfer for their wards to our public schools in view of the free education policy of Governor Makinde’s administration, has, therefore, necessitated the introduction of some administrative measures which are meant to control admission and safeguard illegality in the admission process.

“Some costs have, therefore, been introduced to offset administration procedures as approved by the administration.

“As we have started before now, the policy of the state government is to promote free education in line with its desire to uplift the standards and enhance excellence in educational pursuits.

“In line with the current administration’s four-point service agenda, Education, Health, Security and Economic expansion via agriculture value chain have been so designated as the major pillars. The administration hereby assures the people of its commitment to implement the agenda for the good of all in Oyo State.

“Let us also place on record that the decision to implement the charges listed above is not aimed at constraining the people, but to ensure standardization in the process of transferring pupils and students from private to public schools”, the statement continued.

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Oyo NANS JCC Chairman, Asubiojo Arrested

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Men of the  Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command have arrested NANS JCC Oyo State Chairman, Comrade Asubiojo Olajuwon,

He is presently detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Mega Icon Magazine learnt.

According to reports, Comrade Asubiojo was arrested  on Saturday 12th October 2019, around 4pm during an executive meeting of Oyo NANS JCC, which was held inside the premises of Federal Cooperative College, Eleyele.

The reports added that the police arrested 3 of the exco’s at first before the General secretary and the welfare director joined them at the station,after questioning and putting down of their statements, the executives were released,  while  the Chairman and the Treasurer were  detained as investigation is on going.

But, according to the information scooped from OYOINSIGHT.COM, one of his aides alleged that “Some people who claim to be close to Governor Seyi Makinde led police to the school where he was holding meeting. And he followed them. He felt that he had no skeleton in his cupboard and follow them only for them to tell him that he wouldn’t be released if certain conditions are met.

“That Saturday night, we tried our best but we couldn’t meet the condition. On Sunday, they wasted our time. We are here again now. He has spent two nights here. We don’t even know what his offences are”.

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Sex-for-grades: NANS presidential aspirant opens online sexual assault register

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Comrade Sunday Asefon

An aspirant for the presidency of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon has opened an online register for students who have been assaulted sexually either for marks or cash by both male and female lecturers.

The link made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, introduced “Name and Shame” as a viable weapon to expose any lecturer whose name was repeatedly mentioned by students of same university. The link is https://bit.ly/2OBwzFx

Leading this campaign, Comrade  Asefon, a student of Ekiti State University and Ex-South west Coordinator of NANS, promised  to publish a graphical result of the poll when he eventually becomes the NANS President.

Contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Communications, Pelumi Fasogbon, the presidential aspirant admonished “all sexually victimized student to sign up the petition, which shall be presented to FIDA, ICPC, NUC, ASUU, Governing Councils of tertiary institutions affected and if possible, prosecute same depending on the availability of weighty documentary evidence”.

“As NANS President, my leadership shall restore academic discipline back to campuses and never again shall students be threatened by academics or nonacademics for success.

“The Public Register is available online and we shall Name-Shame anyone whose name appears more than once. The era of sexual impunity is over”, Asefon assured.

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