By Dipo Olowookere
The learning environment at St. John’s Primary School, situated in the remote Fenwa Community, Ido Local Government, Ibadan, Oyo State will soon improve.
This is because the school will benefit from the Oyo State Government’s 2020 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention projects.
The Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, disclosed that the school’s infrastructure, beauty and learning environment will improve.
Speaking when he paid an on-the-spot visit to the school, after a hint on the social media, Mr Aderemi noted that the facelift is one of the proactive steps of the Oyo State Government in revamping the education sector.
He said the Oyo State Government will not rest on its oars until it delivers all its promises to provide world-class education to all pupils in the State.
“Despite the unprecedented challenges we are facing in the Nation, Oyo State Government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde will ensure it delivers its promises to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background,” he said.
While Mr Adeniran promised renovation of the existing block of classrooms in the school, he also hinted that the school would receive a block of three classrooms, borehole, furniture and toilet facilities in the 2020 intervention project which will commence very soon.
He said schools like St. John’s Primary School with dilapidated structures are scattered across local governments, but they are priorities to the government, adding that Mr Makinde led government wishes to cater for all the 2,457 schools in Oyo State.
Mr Adeniran, therefore, called on members of the public to formally nudge the state government through the board on structures that need urgent attention, rather than casting aspersions on the state government or its MDAs.
“This is part of our urgent interventions in the basic education sector. We did something like this at a public school in Oluyole Local Government, which has been abandoned for years,” he said.