Oyo Assembly Assures Prioritization of Education
Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, will continue to prioritize legislation that would contribute to the development of the education sector in the state.
Chairman, Oyo Assembly House Committee on Education, Mr. Oluwafemi Fowokanmi made this known at a high level education policy dialogue organized by coalition of civil society organizations on education.
The lawmaker who spoke through the clerk of the committee, Mrs. Tolulope Ilori said the present administration in Oyo State had recruited over five thousand teachers whom he said are presently undergoing induction.
While commending non state actors in the education sector for their immense contribution, Mr. Fowokanmi said the Oyo state house of assembly remained resolute at investing in the education of the girl child.
In a goodwill message, Oyo State coordinator, Universal Basic Education, Dr. Lydia Gbaji re-emphasized the need for government and stakeholders to prioritize school monitoring exercise which she said was fading away in education system.
Dr. Gbaji who commended Oyo State government for paying backlogs of intervention of the UBEC counterpart fund said the commission is involved in various intervention programmes, especially in teachers development training and infrastructure.
She said Oyo state was among the seventeen states of the federation benefiting from UBEC’s Better education delivery for all BESDA aimed at providing grants to mop up out of school children.
Also speaking, national coordinator of a coalition of civil society organization on education, Mr. Omole Babatunde and his Oyo State counterpart, Dr. Oluwabukola Olatunji said it was important for every Nigerian child to have access to quality and quantitative education to enable them compete favourably with their contemporaries in developed countries.
They advised stakeholders to continue to leverage of each others strengths to achieve result in the sector.