ONI WANTS MORE PRY SCHOOLS IN EKITI
Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni has directed the State Universal
Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to establish more primary schools in
some critical areas in the state particularly in Ado and Ikere as
well as some farm stead and villages in the state.
He also urged the board to put strict quality control in place in
public primary schools in the state in order to further improve the
quality of pupils produced in the schools.
Governor Segun Oni, who gave the directive while receiving the 2009
annual report of the State Universal Basic Education Board in
Ado-Ekiti said concerted efforts should be made to ensure that public
primary schools in the state produce high quality pupils that can
favourably compete with their colleagues all over the world.
He noted that apart from the Administration of Chief Obafemi Awolowo
in the late 1950s and that of Chief Michael Ajasin in the early1980s,
no administration in the history of the Yoruba nation had invested so
much in the development of educational infrastructure than his
administration, noting that his government has established 50 new
primary schools since inception.
According to him, efforts of the board should now be geared towards
recording better results from public primary school pupils more so
that infrastructure had improved to a great extent in addition to
the fact that primary school teachers in the state were now better
motivated with a salary package that was among the highest in the
The Governor posited that with the better learning environment, better
pay package for teachers coupled with mass procurement of
instructional materials for public primary schools by SUBEB there was
no reason while results of public schools should not be better than
those of private schools who cannot match public schools in terms of
infrastructure and quality of manpower in their services.
Governor Oni expressed satisfaction with the achievements recorded by
the SUBEB board in the in the area of provision of infrastructure,
instructional materials and the performance of pupils of public
schools in the state in public examinations and national
Earlier, the SUBEB Chairman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the attention of
the board would now be shifted to quality control having put all
necessary infrastructural facilities in place in schools across the
He noted that as part of efforts to improve the proficiency and
welfare of teachers; the board had organised several training
workshops for teachers and promoted over 3000 teachers in 2009.
Adeyeye disclosed that the board had established over 50 new schools,
constructed over 2,017 new classrooms including over school 75 storey
buildings in the period under review.