THE recently planted seed of the School Governing Boards (SGBs), an education policy in the education sector, conceived, conceptualized and inaugurated in all the 628 Public Secondary Schools in Oyo state by the Abiola Ajimobi led administration has not only revolutionised the education sector in the state but it has also started yielding positive fruits.
Knowing that education is better driven through the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, the present administration in the state is conscious of the positive contributions of Public Private Partnership (PPP) hence its decision to incorporate the policy into the education sector in the state.
The timely clarion call made by the state’s government to all the stake holders was borne out of the urgent need to restore Oyo state to its glorious years having known that government cannot, alone, bear the burden of an important sector such as education.
The introduction of SGB policy aimed at restoring, transforming and repositioning the education sector in the state has started yielding positive fruits as Old Student’s Associations, Philanthropists, Parent Teacher Associations, Private Companies among others continuously stretched forth their good hands for the betterment of education sector in general and their Alma Mata in particular.
Various class sets of Old Students Association of Loyola College had given back to the school by renovating classrooms, staff rooms, principal’s office, providing furniture among others. Also, the Board using the Education Development Levy (EDL) constructed 10 rest rooms with running water in the toilets.
Similarly, the Old students co-sponsored the Prize-Giving Day which is usually held to honour hardworking students, contributing cash awards to deserving students.
Photo credit: Apesin Ayodele Idowu.