Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria made a public statement about his 100 days in office as the Governor of Oyo State. Below is an excerpt from the report as published by Punch Newspaper.
“In the area of education, which is the foundation for sustainable development, we have ensured an upward review of the education budgetary allocation from about three per cent by my predecessor to 10% in the 2019 budget cycle; donated my salary for the next four years to the Oyo State Teachers’ Pension Fund in fulfilment of my campaign promise; payment of N1.4bn as gratuity to about 1,000 teachers who retired between 2010 and 2012; cancellation of the N3,000 school fees for senior secondary school students, to encourage the enrolment of some of the 400,000 out-of-school children in Oyo State; abolition of entrance examination fees from Primary School to Junior Secondary School 1, which led to an unprecedented large turnout of pupils to write the entrance examinations; procurement of over two million exercise books for over 450,000 pupils in Oyo State public primary and secondary schools; inauguration of panels to look into the issues affecting the smooth running of Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, and Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki; and provision of the law school students’ bursary to the unprecedented amount of N500,000. The bursary payment had been suspended since 2012…”
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