As schools resume today Monday, January 10, 2022 in Oyo state, for the 2021/2022 second term academic activities,
the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board went on an inspection tour to assess the turnout of students in public schools across the state.
It however recounted disappointment at the number of students who resumed school today.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran who visited some schools in Ido, Ibadan North, Ibadan South-West, Ibadan North-West local government areas of Ibadan, alongside a team from the board, observed that while some public schools in the axis had teachers on ground, many pupils were yet to resume for school activities.
“There are some schools where we didn’t meet a substantial number of students in classes. We are using this opportunity to appeal to parents to release their children and wards to resume for normal activities, which has commenced”.
He noted that Oyo state government’s policy is that head teachers and teachers must hold pre-resumption meetings before commencement of academic activities.
Adeniran therefore frowned at some schools holding such meetings during school hours, at the detriment of the pupils in classrooms.
The OYO SUBEB boss therefore sternly warned school head teachers to desist from such acts,. urging them to monitor the activities of teachers and pupils in their various schools.
The chairman further urged heads of public schools to commence academic activities immediately, and ensure all Covid-19 prevention protocols are adhered to, in schools.
Adeniran opined that early commencement of academic activities would enable schools in the state to cover the syllabus, adding that it would help with quality and standard learning outcome.
“Henceforth, teachers should enforce compliance to all COVID-19 protocols. They should use nose masks and provide water and soap”, he added.