Oyo State Government Warns Public Schools’ Land Encroachers

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The Oyo State government has warned trespassers against the encroachment of landed properties belonging to public schools across the state.

The Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Prof. Abdulwaheed Adelabu gave the warning during a routine check at St. Agnes Basic School, Iluju, Ogbomoso, on Friday in Oyo State.

The commissioner decried the alarming rate at which the premises and properties of the school, had been encroached upon by a neighboring church and land grabbers.

“Government’s policies on encroachment on land still remain the same. Encroachment of any nature will not be entertained by the Oyo State Government”, he said.

He emphasized that the environment of learning was supposed to be totally void of any form of distraction.

The Commissioner stressed the need to go back to the basics and enforce discipline in order to bring about quality education in the state.

He directed the Education Secretary, Oriire Local Government, to ensure proper investigation into the matter and report back to the Ministry, through the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

In a related development, Prof. Adelabu has urged Head teachers of the 21 Better Education Service Delivery For All (BESDA) Public Primary schools to put in innovative measures in the day-to-day administration of their schools.

The Commissioner said this today during a series of meetings with some BESDA focused school head teachers in the State.

Stressing the importance of basic education to any country, Prof. Adelabu said most Development partners focus more on supporting primary education in the country.

The Commissioner, who thanked all teachers for their support to the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration, said the State Government will not relent in its efforts to make the basic education sub-sector more attractive for better education.

Speaking earlier, the Executive Secretary, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Jacob Dairo warned against illegal collection of fees, adding that it is totally prohibited in Oyo State.

Local governments, the visiting team, led by the Commissioner; the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Adeniyi Olusanjo and top management team of OYOSUBEB visited include, Iseyin; Saki West; Igboho; Oriire; Oyo-West among others.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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