The Oyo State chapter of Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the giant steps taken by the newly sworn-in governor of Oyo state in order to restored the lost glory of the state on education sector.
Sir ( Engr.) Seyi Makinde who in his inauguration speech condemned the last administration reaping-off parents and guardians of #3000 for school fee in state public schools has abolished the payment and also gave a promise to increase education budget to 10% with an annual increases until it match UNESCO’s recommendation of 15-20% is laudable.
In a communiqué issued and signed by Comrade Asubiojo Olujuwon (Marshal), the chairman Oyo State chapter of Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), the student’ body express her satisfaction in abolishing the N3,000 school fees, praised the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to increase Oyo State’s education budget to 10% of the total annual budget and also NANS included an
appreciation message as regards to the decision of the new government to reposition the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
The statement released reads :
” The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Oyo State having critically studied the Inaugural Speech of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of our dear state – we wish to make the following observations and recommendations known to the government, students and general public “.
“First and foremost, we wish to express our satisfaction in abolishing the N3,000 school fees hitherto to be paid by our younger ones in state-owned secondary schools, it will of course ease financial burden on parents and, significantly reduce the number of children who are out of school”.
” The decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to increase Oyo State’s education budget to 10% of the total annual budget, increasing yearly until we match UNESCO’s recommendation of 15-20% is laudable.
” However, we urge the governor to see to the full implementation of this decision and make sure the 10% when allocated to education is strictly monitored for adequate implementation to yield desired results “.
” Lastly, the decision to reposition the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso is great and a much appreciated development, we strongly believe starting the repositioning by prevailing on the management of the institution to immediately reinstate the Students’ Union which was suspended after your Excellency’s visit to the institution will be a great Thank You package to Ladokites who obviously like most students in the state voted massively for you “.
” Sir, NANS, Oyo state shall patiently standby on lookout for two weeks,after which we might be forced to demand for the reinstatement of the Students’ Union our way “.