Oyo State government said it has distributed educational relief materials worth N13m to schools affected by rainstorms, in all the 33 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State.
The state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who was represented by his deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo made the distribution on Thursday at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Warehouse, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Ajimobi maintained that the relief materials were donated by the United Nations International Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Akure Field office for schools affected by rainstorms in the state.
He disclosed that the distribution of the relief materials was to maintain the state’s leading status in education.
He maintained that the educational revolution had commenced in the state with the Schools’ Governing Board (SGB), noting that SGBs in various schools had started improving the quality of schools’ programmes, efficiency of teachers as well as raising students’ achievements.
He further stated that the distribution of those palliative materials by UNICEF became pertinent so as to ensure that the learning process was not hindered pending the time the classrooms will be renovated.
Ajimobi, however, applauded UNICEF for its continuous support in complementing the state government’s activities and for its keen interest in Socio-Economic development through Intervention programs.
He admonished teachers, parents and students to rise up to the collective responsibility to raise the standard of education in the state, saying that Government cannot do it alone.
The state Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade in his remarks charged parents and teachers to uphold public trust in order to justify the support of the donor partners.