Makinde Inaugurates GCI Board
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has called for more support from voluntary individuals or groups that are ready to give back to society through collaboration with the government in order to ensure the quality standard of education in the state.
Governor Makinde made the call while inaugurating the board of trustees of Government College, Ibadan, GCI at the executive chamber, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Governor Makinde who emphasised that government alone could not fund education echoed that the activities of GCI remain subject to regulation by the state government, and divulged that the board deliverable would be reviewed in 2024.
In a remark, the Commissioner for Education, Abdurahman Abdulraheem said the inauguration is another landmark achievement of the state government stressing that the template would help to solve major challenges in the sector, as well as inspired critical stakeholders including old students associations of various schools to be actively involved in the management and funding of education in the state.
While applauding Governor Makinde, the President, Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association, Dr Wálé Babalakin, assured the government that the gesture would be the beginning of great things in the state with a remarkable difference within a year of taking over.
The board of trustees of Government College, Ibadan GCI inaugurated comprises of seven representatives of GCI, two from the state government and two others from the parents-teacher association,( PTA) while the rest from the old Students.