Oyo State government injects 5 billion naira in education in one year

Oyo State government said it has realized about 5 billion naira direct investment injected into public primary and secondary schools education one year after the introduction of School Governing Boards (SGB) in the state. The government said the objective of establishing School Governing Boards, which is to provide management functions for secondary schools and meet performance targets, is bearing much fruits.

Participatory management of schools under the SGBs introduced a year ago, though, met violent resistance, the government said it has been vindicated by the success story of the SGBs. The state Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela, who was elated by benefits accrued from the policy, told newsmen in Ibadan that the SGB has brought massive infrastructural development in the education sector a year after it was introduced.