Oyo State Government has approved the construction of new blocks of classrooms at two rural public schools, Methodist Basic School, Adeyipo Olomi-Yeye and Union of Ratibi, School 2, Idi-iroko both under the Oluyole Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority, Ibadan.
Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran made this known during an on-the-spot inspection of the rural schools in Oluyole Local Government Area.
Adeniran disclosed at Olomi-Yeye in Oluyole local government area of the State, that the construction would be enlisted as part of its 2019 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB intervention project.
The visit according to the SUBEB boss was prompted by a viral post on the social media, which called for Oyo State Government’s intervention in the sorry state of learning at Methodist Primary School, Olomi-Yeye, Ibadan.
Promising that the schools would also be provided with furniture and other needed facilities, the Chairman noted that “It is very pathetic to see these children learning under a bad condition like this”
Adeniran appreciated the good intent of users of social media, who posted pictures of the schools online, saying this has assisted the State Government in identifying such schools.
“When we saw this via the social media, we decided to visit this place promptly and see what we can do. We must sincerely thank the social media user who posted pictures of Methodist Basic School. That was what prompted our coming here today”, he added.
Dr. Adeniran reiterated the resolution of this administration to revamp the education sector, by strongly considering rural communities in the distribution of buildings and learning facilities.
He noted that the basic education sector is a component of development, which the present administration under Governor Seyi Makinde earnestly would change.
Dr Adeniran, who commended the teachers for their dedication and kind gesture to the pupils said other rural schools in the State would enjoy such intervention, noting that the children also deserve to learn under conducive environment.
“We would ensure we give them a block of four classrooms with toilet facilities and borehole. Schools such as this deserve to enjoy what schools in the Urban region are enjoying too”, he said.