Oyo State government has announced the commencement of the recruitment of SUBEB teachers.
While announcing this on Tuesday December 29, 2020, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, said that the exercise would begin in the first-quarter of 2021.
He added that the recruitment would address shortage of teachers in public primary schools.
Dr Adeniran stated that Governor Seyi Makinde has approved of the recruitment of teachers into primary schools and the preliminary process has commenced with a view to ascertaining how many teachers are required in various subjects.
According to him, the recruitment is long overdue as thousands of teachers have been lost as a result of retirement and deaths.
He also highlighted the achievements of the board under his watch to include provision of more education and sports facilities, teachers’ welfare and trainings, construction and rehabilitation of schools and among others.
Adeniran, while narrating how he kicked off as the Executive Chairman of Oyo SUBEB, said that within the first few weeks of his appointment, he did not only studied list of projects that were initiated by the immediate past administration but also inspected the sites across the 33 local government areas of Oyo State.
The SUBEB boss said, “Unlike the APC-led government that terminated contracts awarded by its predecessor, I called on contractors who had abandoned the projects awarded by the previous administration to comeback to the various projects sites and complete them.”
“We have been able to achieve a lot with our continuity approach. We completed some projects that were met at foundation levels. If we had abandoned them, what will be the fate of our children that need these infrastructure? Apart from massive renovations of school infrastructures, we have been able to complete 41 of 54 Model Schools initiated by the Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s regime,” he added.
“The board has awarded another 5 model schools and 15 blocks of classrooms. We have also renovated 59 schools across the state as well as providing schools with chairs and tables for both the teachers and students” he said.
Dr. Adeniran stated that one of Governor Makinde’s government policies is quality education, which the board is pursuing aggressively.
He stated that the board is engaging in regular monitoring of schools schools in terms of teaching and learning, to the extent that Oyo State index has improved with the national level.
He noted that Oyo State was rated 27th by Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), but it is now between first to eleven in the performance of students in public primary schools.
The SUBEB boss further said that apart from the measures to enhance improved teaching and learning, the board had introduced special period for reading and writing because it discovered that students in both primary and secondary schools could not read and write very well.
“We have also introduced Open Day system into our Public Schools in order to enhance interaction between the parents and teachers about the activities of their children and wards” he said.