Oyo State Government has approved the construction of new blocks of classrooms at Methodist Basic School, Adeyipo Olomi-Yeye and Union of Ratibi, School 2, Idi-Iroko, in the Oluyole Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority, Ibadan.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, disclosed this during an on-the-spot inspection of the rural schools.
Adeniran disclosed at Olomi-Yeye in Oluyole Local Government Area of the state, that the construction would be enlisted as part of its 2019 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB intervention project.
The visit was prompted by a viral post on the social media, which called for Oyo State Government’s intervention in the sorry state of learning at Methodist Primary School, Olomi-Yeye, Ibadan.
Promising that the schools would also be provided with furniture and other needed facilities, the Chairman noted that “it is very pathetic to see these children learning under a bad condition like this.”
Adeniran appreciated the good intention of users of social media, who posted pictures of the schools online, saying this had assisted the state government in identifying such schools.
He said, “When we saw this via the social media, we decided to visit this place promptly and see what we can do. We must sincerely thank the social media user who posted pictures of Methodist Basic School. That was what prompted our coming here today.”