Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Wednesday warned those he described as ‘saboteurs’ in the state education sector to desist, warning that his administration will not take it lightly with anyone caught flouting the government directive and policies in the sector.
This is as he also revealed that the management of the N3,000 collected from students in public schools across the state before he took over the governance was riddled in fraud.
Makinde made the disclosures while speaking at the commissioning of a N50million worth school hall donated to Ilora Baptist Grammar School, Ilora by an Old student, Mr Remi Oyekola.
The event was witnessed by top government functionaries, members of school management, old students, staff, traditional rulers, community leaders, religious leaders, parents and students of the state.
While lamenting that many people have been hiding under the guise of his administration’s scrapping of the N3,000 being collected from the students to perpetrate various atrocities, Governor Makinde said he is aware that politicians prefer patching things up but that we would rather continue the reengineering process he began on May 29, 2019, until the entire educational system of the state of completely transformed.
He also hinted that his decision to employ more teachers in the state is to put an end to recurring teacher problems in Oyo state public schools, a problem which predates his administration.
He commended the donor of the building, Mr Oyetola as well as the Old students association for the various ways they have contributed to the development of the 56years old school, adding that although his administration will allow parents and willing individuals to contribute to improving the educational sector, he will not allow anyone mandate or charge any money from the students on account of supporting the school.