Oyomesi: Oyo state launches new education model

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[Ibadan]–The Oyo State government has unveiled a new model of educational intervention to complement the School Governing Board (SGB) model of the Abiola Ajimobi administration.

The education model tagged “Oyomesi” was unveiled by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr Bisi Akin Alabi, yesterday at the House of Chiefs auditorium of the state secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital.

According to her “Part of the vision and mission of the Oyo State model education system interventions, otherwise referred to as Oyomesi, is to promote students’ achievements and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access for all, through character education, localised education contents and improving teacher competence.

“It covers everything that will help us to access funds from individual and international community. It will prepare Oyo State for a knowledge-based future, usage of technology to create participative, transparent and responsive learning environment.”

It will be recalled that in November, 2016, the state government released a white paper to the public, and adopted one of the laid down steps by establishing the School Based Management Board (SBMB), to take over the affairs of running public schools within the state.

The SBMB is given the mandate to among many other things comply with terms and conditions of engagement, ensure full infrastructural development and maintenance of schools, create accountability mechanism for site based actors and ensure the transparency of processes, improve quality of school programmes and efficiency of teachers thereby raising students’ achievement level, provide adequate teaching and learning resources and ensure full participation of stakeholders in management.

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