Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday took another step towards the actualisation of his administration’s education and human capital development agenda by distributing instructional materials to public schools in the State.
At a colourful event held within the premises of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Okesa Street, Ado-Ekiti, the Governor, who was represented by Commissioner for Education, Evangelist Foluso Daramola, described the distribution as a demonstration of government’s commitment to ensuring qualitative education at all levels.
According to him, the distribution of textbooks, library resource materials and other instructional materials jointly provided by the State Government and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) was meant to strengthen teaching and learning in public schools across the State.
In his own goodwill message, the Chairman of the State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Ekiti State, Mr S.O Olugbesan, extolled the Governor for his laudable programmes in all facets in the State, particularly, the education sector. He said 65 million nairas was released at the last JAAC meeting for the payment of leave bonus of primary school teachers, totalling 95 million nairas released so far.
This distribution is coming barely three months after the Governor flagged off the distribution of teaching aids to public schools in Ekiti State. The beneficiaries are pupils in the basic education level – primary and junior secondary schools.
Dignitaries in attendance were: Mr Deji Ajayi, Head of Service; Hon. Biodun Oyebanji, Secretary to the State Government; Hon. Biodun Omoleye, Chief of Staff; Prof. Francesca Aladejana, Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB); Mrs Sola Salako – Ajulo, Special Adviser on Communications & Strategy; Permanent Secretaries; Representative of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC); Olugbesan S.O, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT); Ogunyemi Abimbola O., Chairman, Association of Primary Schools Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON).