We Have Restored People’s Confidence in Public Schools – Oyo Govt
….As Education Commissioner Unveils Structure Renovated By Alumni in Iseyin
**Picture shows Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, cutting the tape to commission the renovated block of classroom at IDGS, Iseyin on Friday, assisted by the Chairman, Iseyin Local Government (right), and the President, 1989 Set of IDGS, Alhaji Aliyy Olaniyi Wahab (second right) and other alumni of the school*
The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye has disclosed that the confidence of the people of Oyo State has been restored in the public school system, which has led to a high enrolment of pupils in primary schools and secondary schools.
The Commissioner said about 187 different schools across the State have benefited from the distribution of science equipment while 30,000 units of furniture have been distributed, with 2.9million free notebooks to complement the free education policy of the State under the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde.
Olaleye who stated this while commissioning a block of classrooms renovated by the 1989 set of Iseyin District Grammar School (I.D.G.S), Iseyin’s Old Student body at the premises of the school on Friday, said a sum of #1.5billion naira has also been paid by the State government as grant to public schools.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to reiterate that the State government has committed substantial resources of the State to construction of new blocks of classrooms, renovation of dilapidated facilities, provision of student furniture, procurement of textbooks and other educational materials as well as purchase and supply of science equipment to schools.
“We have paid #1.5billion as grant to schools, distributed science equipment to 187 schools, distributed 30,000 units of furniture and 2.9 million free notebooks to students across the State,” he hinted.
Barrister Olasunkanmi appreciated the gesture of the 1989 alumni of IDGS for playing a prominent role in driving the course for qualitative education within the reach of all residents of the State across social status, as according to him, the renovated block of classroom would promote ideal learning environment and enhance teaching efficiency.
The Chairman, Iseyin local government, Hon. Mufutau Abilawon, in his speech, also saluted the dedication of the ’89 Set members and assured the people that the present administration in the State, under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde would leave no stone unturned to reposition education in Oyo State.
The alumni renovated the block of classrooms which also contain the school library and staff room, honored the teachers that taught them while in IDGS and distributed branded notebooks to three best students from Junior Secondary School (JSS) 1 to Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2.
The President, 1989 set of IDGS, Alhaji Aliyy Olaniyi Wahab said the renovated block of classrooms cost the body #2.3million and the gesture was to partner with the Oyo State government in its stride to bring back the lost glory in the education system.
He called on the State government to come to the aid of the school and provide more amenities that will attract students and promote a quality learning atmosphere.
He challenged the students of IDGS present at the event to emulate the good attitude of members of the 1989 set and work hard to become notable personalities in the future so they could also give back to their alma mater.
Highlights of the occasion include presentation of award excellence on the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, presentation of gifts to all teachers of the ’89 Set and special prayers for the alumni.