Oyo to distribute 64,000 units of furniture in public schools – Commissioner

In line with its free education policy, Oyo state government is to produce about 64,000 units of school furniture for distribution to public schools in the state.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Kehinde Sangodoyin, said this Tuesday during a visit to Community Grammar School, Alapata, Onireke, Ibadan

Ogundoyin disclosed that the planned distribution of the 64,000 units of furniture was a demonstration of the commitment of the present administration in the state at providing more and better conducive learning environment and aid students’ academic performance in public schools across the state.
“The state government will soon get the delivery of 64,000 units of furniture that will be distributed to secondary schools across the State to help ease the rigors encountered by our students during their learning exercise, this is an input as important as the classroom, the teacher and other learning facilities.” he said.

. Sangodoyin added that an atmosphere where students did not have suitable furniture will be inimical to learning activities and declared that production of the items were already at finishing point as the State gave the work to those that would make quality furniture that would stand the test of time and usage.

“We want to do away with the old away with the mercantile education approach where students were asked to bring their own furniture from home, the present government has introduced a wholesale free education policy and as you can see, we are walking the talk, no one is exploiting the students anymore, we have distributed free textbooks and notebooks and the welfare of the teachers are taken care of monthly.

“We are charging you teachers to please return this gesture, most of you have your children among these students and will want them to be successful as well, make sure you exhibit good moral standard before them so they may emulate same, the problem our society is facing today is as a result of poor parental and teachers’ attitude to the students, the parents have seen their own faults, let teachers be good mentors to their students as well.”

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