Sequel to the resumption of 2022/2023 academic session, the Oyo state government through the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Rahman Abdu-Raheem has said the newly approved benchmark for the 2022 Joint Promotion Examination for Senior Secondary (SS) students transiting to the next class is fifty percent (50%).
He said that passing at credit level in either English Language or Mathematics and four (4) other relevant subjects in the area of study are sacrosanct for SS1 and SS2.
The Commissioner also affirmed that the Oyo State Government is working earnestly on the payment of grants to schools and the development of infrastructures in schools throughout the State.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran has appealed to parents and guardians especially those in rural parts of the State, to release their wards to return to school and not to stop their children from attending school because of market days.
Adediran said this after monitoring the resumption in the company of a Full-Time member of the Board, Akeem Oladeji and some Directors of the Board in Ibadan, the State capital, to ascertain the preparedness of teachers and pupils for the resumption of the new academic session in the state.
Speaking further, Adediran said they were not too impressed with the turnout of pupils. , but were satisfied with the turnout of teachers as they affirmed that teachers have commenced teaching in schools visited.
Some of the schools visited by the team include Islamic Mission School, 2 and 4, Odoye; IMG Basic School II, Oje-Igosun; Methodist Pry School, Age, Igbo-elerin; and IDC Sagbe, Pabi-ekun among others.
He also added that the exercise will continue in the other zones of the state as the exercise is expected to further motivate the teachers and pupils for improved performance.
He however called on private investors to help boost the education sector in Oyo State, adding that the present Government, under Governor Seyi Makinde encourages development devoid of political undertones.
Adeniran hinted that, while the State Government has invited bids for the renovation and construction of a storey building of ten classrooms in Islamic Mission Primary School, Odoye, Ibadan North, and that the Board will soon grant approval to a Federal Representative, who formally indicated interest to build a block of 3 classrooms in the same school.