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Oyo govt to commit N5bn to education, takes delivery of 70,000 books


     Oyo State Government has announced that about N5 billion will be shared to repair the  structures in primary and secondary schools in the state, adding that the government has received about 70,000 books covering different subject areas such as English, Mathematics , English literature, Physics, Economics Biology, Algebra, Chemistry among others from a non-government and
non-profit organization based in  the United States popularly known as the Jewels of Africa.
     State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, said the disclosure at the weekend during a meeting with the state chapter’s leaders and representatives of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON) and All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS).
     He explained that N3b counterpart funding will be spent on primary education, while N1.9bn generated from the students’ levies and state government internally generated revenue will be spent on secondary schools in the state, he also said  that every step needed to take for the smooth take off of the project of schools in the state has been concluded, he said in the next 12 months, most of the primary and secondary schools in the state would have worn new looks.
     According to him, the state’s School Governing Boards (SGBs) for secondary schools in state os yielding positive results with many old students’ associations working on the rehabilitation of structures in their schools while some others have signified interests, adding that the collaborative efforts between the government and stakeholders in the education sector will restore its lost glory.

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