The Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (Ogun SUBEB) is set to understudy the Basic education reforms of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OYOSUBEB).
The resolution came after the success of basic education in Oyo State, particularly the creative and innovative ways Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) is being executed in Oyo State.
This was revealed when a team from Ogun SUBEB paid a working visit to the Executive Chairman, OYO SUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran on Thursday.
BESDA is a Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) initiative, funded by World Bank to ensure out-of-school children return to school and are retained in schools.
While receiving the visitors, Dr Nureni Adeniran urged the team to ensure they establish a receptive working relationship with other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Ogun State, to achieve the aim of taking children off the streets, just as it is being done in Oyo State.
“With the transparency of the board, public schools have witnessed the transformation. BESDA was established to cater for out-of-school children in the state, while we provide instructional materials and training of teachers and non-teaching workers. We have had a cordial working relationship with all relevant stakeholders in the implementation of BESDA”, he said.
Dr Adeniran further expressed the Board’s enthusiasm to steer Ogun SUBEB in the right path, by providing important details on how to achieve Better Education Service Delivery for All in the neighbouring state.
Adeniran disclosed that Oyo State’s approach under the leadership of Engr. Seyi Makinde is the delivery of free basic education to all children and making it qualitative and fascinating for them.
Dr Adeniran added that one of the decisions of the Board is to instil the Omoluabi ethos of the Yoruba culture in each child. This, he believes, will preserve the identity and values of the Yoruba culture.
The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Ogun SUBEB, Dr Mrs Remi Balogun, appreciated Dr Nureni Adeniran for the privilege to understudy the success of OYO SUBEB in the area of Better Education Service Delivery.
Also, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor of Oyo State on Sustainable Development Goals, Hon. Kunle Yusuf has promised to unite with OYO SUBEB to provide quality Education for public pupils in Oyo State.
He said this while presenting the Students’ Edition of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development which would be distributed freely to pupils in Primary 4, 5 and 6.
The texts would be part of their curriculum and learning materials for social studies and basic science.