Oyo state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela has admonished the government of Engr Seyi Makinde to sustain the School Governing Boards (SGBs) policy of the Ajimobi-led administration.
Olowofela stated this on Wednesday while commissioning an ultra – modern science laboratory; donated by Prof. Kolawole Adebayo to Oke’badan High School.
According to an online magazine, MegaIcon, the commissioner said the importance of the provision of adequate facilities in schools cannot be over -emphasized, stressing that the donation of this ultra modern science laboratory will go a long way in adding values, in enhancing the quality of teaching, learning as well as serving as an opening to improving the school in all ramifications.
“The SGBs policy is a magic wand in the sense that there is really no week in which we have not been invited to come and commission one project or the other for the government.
“Also, the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, (DAWN) Commission has adopted School Governing Boards (SGBs) educational policy by Oyo state government towards enhancing educational development in the South West region.
“In fact, if we sustain this policy, I know that in the next 5 years, the public schools in the state would have changed remarkably. Why we are emphasising this is that our own government is on its way out, but this is a policy that must be sustained so that Oyo state can enjoy rapid infrastructural development and contents delivery in our schools”, Olowofela declared.
He emphasised further that the state government has been advocating that the responsibility of education lies on all and sundry and “all of us must give back to the system that has produced us”.