Fayemi’s Administration Has Delivered On Its Promises – Adeolu Oyebode
We were responsible for the payment of WASSCE for all our SS3 students in public secondary schools since the inception on 16th October 2010. The payment for JAMB for all Ekiti State Students who have a total of Six Credits including Mathematics and English in one sitting in either WASSCE of NECO has also been concluded.
The Governor isn’t found wanting in the payment of bursaries and scholarships to bonafide students of Tertiary Institutions, outside personal sponsorship of selected outstanding university graduates by Mr. Governor.
Dr. Kayode Fayemi also made good his promise at his inaugural address to look into the fees of Ekiti State Tertiary Institutions by reviewing it downward to a maximum of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) across the board.
He also took a bold step of inaugurating an Independent Task Force / Visitation Panel to the Education Sector in Ekiti as a prelude to the proposed Education Summit.
In demonstration of our resolve in the area of Science and Technology, the state hosted a high powered team of Experts from the National Centre for Technological Management (NACETEM) led by their Director General.
We have also sustained the communication between the State and the World Bank over the World Bank assistance on Programmatic Investment Lending (PIL) as we are privileged to be one of the three (3) states in Nigeria chosen by World Bank to benefit from this laudable programme.
To ease transportation difficulties, SUBEB distributed 400 Motorcycles to its Teachers and Car loans were given to our teachers for the first time instead of bicycle loans.
We are not relenting on our efforts to mobilize all stakeholders in Education, Science and Technology to ensure full participation for a reasonable outcome.
Our Government has be scored excellent in managing campus violence, Cultist attacks etc.
We granted Autonomy to our institution, which has been a bone of contention to all the present and past Governors of Nigerian States.
We fought administrative corruption and abuse of the girl child in the tertiary institutions and also reduced brain drain in our system.
All our 183 secondary schools and 859 primary schools were renovated, wearing a new look and the tertiary schools have capital grants for the first time in the history of the schools.
This is the long awaited 2014, “a computer on every student’s desk; free and compulsory education up to senior secondary school; special initiatives for physically challenged students; establishment of institute of Science and Technology; creation of state sports academy for gifted youth” target that seemed impossible has been achieved!
All these were achieved within three (3) years!
By Adeolu OYEBODE,
Special Assistant (Students’ Matters) to the Governor, Ekiti State NIGERIA.
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