In fulfilling one of the core mandate of his Administration and as part of activities marking his one year in office, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has commissioned new classroom blocks at Anwar UI Islam Basic school at Ipapo, in Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo state.
During his address at the classrooms commissioning which had top Government officials, educational stakeholders and the Chairman of the State’s Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, in attendance, the Governor said the best legacy that can be bequeathed to any child is Education.
He made it known at Ipapo where a mammoth crowd gathered to watch the historical moment, that when he started piloting the affairs of the state, he discovered a bloated budget but had to align the budget to what is implementable by reducing the size of the budget.
Governor Makinde said further that despite the reduction of the budget by close to 57%, he increased the Budget for Education from 3% to 10% and that when the opportunity came for the presentation of the Budget of gigantic movement to the State’s Parliament last year, the budgetary allocation for education was increased to 22.37%.
The Oyo State Governor also acknowledged the efforts of the Universal Basic Education, a Government agency, for their efforts at revamping the educational sector of the state and called for more collaborative efforts from all including educational stakeholders.
He assured that investment would not only be witnessed in infrastructural facilities, but also, the human capital development of schools and disclosed that efforts are on to reopen schools and charged students to prepare for their schooling activities and be worthy ambassadors of the state and the Country, at large