FG commends Aregbesola’s education schemes, distributes materials to schools
THE Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Dikko Suleiman has disclosed that the implementation of educational programmes of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration can equal any facility found in the United States (U.S.).
Suleiman, who stated this at the flag-off for the distribution of plastic desks and chairs to schools in Osun, called on all state governments and the Federal Capital Territory to urgently access their matching grants with UBEC which currently stands at above N58 billion by making available their counterpart funds to their SUBEB.
According to him, “the quality of the structures and infrastructure that the governor has put in place in Osun can compete with any of such in developed countries, what we have in Osun can equal that of the United States.
“The homegrown school feeding programme, the O-Meal in Osun State is one programme that has endeared His Excellency to us because he is the only governor in the country that is doing it religiously despite the capital intensive nature of programme.
“Interestingly, we have embarked on various intervention projects in Osun, some of which are construction of e-library in some schools in Ilesa, Ikirun and Ipetumodu. Also we constructed Almajiri schools at Ede, Osogbo, Ikirun and Iwo.”
Aregbesola in his address entitled: ”We are just coming out again,” stated that the numbers of, and quality of schools built in Osun have not been built by any state in Nigeria.”
The governor noted that the distribution of chairs and tables to schools, as little as it is, is the beginning of a revolution in education not just in our state but in the entire federation.
He described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a purposeful government that recognises education as the instrument for development and societal renewal, saying Osun is humbled and delighted to be the pioneer and leading light of the revolution.
The governor stressed that education is an area where his administration’s legacy will be most enduring, hence the substantial intervention by Osun on education.