Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has ordered the immediate renovation of blocks of classrooms and supply of furniture to St John Secondary School, Ode-Aje, Aremo, Ibadan and other worst-hit Schools in the metropolis.
The Governor, who made the order during an on-the-spot assessment to the School said, Government will try its best to ensure that the Schools are fixed as quickly as possible.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Governor said the terrible condition of classrooms in the School would be addressed as quickly as possible.
He also noted that other Public Schools in the State with deplorable facilities would be addressed soonest to improve the quality of education in the State.
The Governor added that the education sector has suffered a massive discount in the last couple of years, noting that the kind of terrible condition met in the School couldn’t have happened overnight or suddenly, as things got progressively worse.
He further said the State Government had been working round the clock to uproot some cartels trying to sabotage the administration’s free education policy.
Governor Makinde stated that the policy is being resisted in some quarters by those who benefitted from the corruption of past years through acts of internal sabotage, noting that his administration would be decisive in dealing with the remnants of the corrupt cartel.
He reiterated that his administration would guarantee qualitative education for children of the State, adding that the intervention on the worst-hit Schools was just on the basis of exigency and that a holistic approach to solve the infrastructural deficit is already in motion.
The Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye; Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM); Pastor Akin Alamu and the Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Mrs. Grace Oderinde, were part of the Government officials present during the inspection.