Story By Akinola Emmanuel
Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (OgunSUBEB) is poised to understudy the Basic education reforms of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OYOSUBEB).
The decision followed success of the basic education in Oyo State, particularly the creative and innovative ways Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) is being executed in Oyo State.
This was revealed when a team from OgunSUBEB paid a working visit to the Executive Chairman, OYOSUBEB, on Thursday.
BESDA is a Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) initiative, funded by World Bank to ensure out-of-school children return back to school and are retained in schools.
Receiving the visitors from Ogun State, Dr. Nureni Adeniran enjoined the team to ensure they create a cordial working relationship with other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Ogun State, to achieve the aim of taking children off the streets, just as it is being done in Oyo State.
“With the transparency of the board, public schools have witnessed transformation. BESDA was established to cater for out-of-school children in the state, while we provide instructional materials and training of teachers and non-teaching workers. We have had a cordial working relationship with all relevant stakeholders in the implementation of BESDA”, he said.
Dr. Adeniran further expressed the Board’s readiness to guide OgunSUBEB in the right path, by providing essential details on how to achieve Better Education Service Delivery for All in the neighbouring state.
He further revealed that Oyo State’s approach under the leadership of Engr. Seyi Makinde is delivery of free basic education to all children, and making it qualitative and exciting for them.
Dr. Adeniran added that on the list of decisions of the Board is to instil the Omoluabi ethos of the Yoruba culture in each child. This, he believes, will preserve the identity and values of the Yoruba culture.
Speaking earlier, the Director, Planning Research and Statistics, OgunSUBEB thanked Dr. Nureni Adeniran for the privilege to understudy the success of OYOSUBEB in the area of Better Education Service Delivery.
In another development, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor of Oyo State on Sustainable Development Goals, Hon. Kunle Yusuff has pledged to collaborate with OYOSUBEB on providing quality Education for public pupils in Oyo State.
He said this, while presenting Students’ Edition of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development which would be distributed at no cost to pupils in Primary 4, 5 and 6.
The texts would be part of their curriculum and learning materials for social studies and basic science.