ABUJA -The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reiterated the commitment of his administration to improving Osun state performance at national examinations through strengthening the basic education foundation of the state.
The Governor who solicited the support and cooperation of the Univêrsal Basic Education Commission for the development of basic education in Osun state also disclosed the readiness of the state to fulfill requirements for accessing further UBEC grants.
Speaking while paying a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi today in Abuja, Governor Adeleke said his government is fixated on improving the examination rating of the state by addressing the basic challenges facing education at primary and junior secondary levels.
The Governor noted that enhancing the learning environment through upgraded school facilities are key areas of his focus , hence his visit to the UBEC Executive Secretary.
While commending the contributions of UBEC to the development of education in Nigeria, Governor Adeleke assured the UBEC boss that Osun will ramp up its fulfillment of conditionalities for assessing further grants from the commission.
According to him, his administration is aware of the importance of counterpart funding from the state government, assuring that he has reorganised the state’s SUBEB to ensure accelerated partnership between the state and UBEC.
Accompanied by the new SUBEB Chairman for Osun state, Hon Ibukun Fadipe and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Kazeem Akinleye, Governor Adeleke said Osun is poised for a new era of educational arrangement, submitting a list of areas of partnership to the UBEC boss.
Responding, the UBEC Executive expressed his delight at the visit and the assurance on counterpart funding, promising to work with the state body as requested by the Governor.
The UBEC boss who called on the state governments to embrace counterpart requirements for UBEC funding commend the Governor for his assurance, noting that billions of naira are waiting to be accessed by States which fulfilled the requirements.
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Executive Governor