Primary School Teachers, Pupils Receive Educational Materials in Oyo

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Some educational materials have been distributed to primary school teachers and pupils in the 21 local government areas of Oyo State to improve basic education in the state.

The items, comprising customised exercise books, writing and teaching materials, were shared to the beneficiaries on Friday to about 1,200 schools under the Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme.

The distribution was witnessed by representatives of the Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON), Head Teachers, and pupils from the benefitting schools.

The BESDA programme aims to improve literacy and strengthen accountability in basic education.

The Quality Assurance Officers and benefitting schools have been charged to ensure adequate use of the materials to improve learning outcomes and strengthen the educational system.

The Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (Oyo SUBEB), Mr Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, explained that the beneficiaries were drawn from schools in the 21 councils where BESDA subjects were being taught, noting that the board was convinced to provide schools with required teaching materials for improved learning achievement rates.

“To acquire adequate knowledge for the improvement of basic education in the state, World Bank/FGN/Universal Basic Education Commission and Oyo SUBEB will not rest on their oars until quality is attained and sustained in the educational system as education remains the only legacy we can bequeath on younger generations for a sustainable development and for them to live a useful life and contribute meaningfully to the development of the country,” he said.

“The learning tools, writing materials are valuable, to help pupils think about course materials while encouraging them to grasp, organise and integrate prior knowledge with new concepts,” he added.

Mr Adeniran said the Oyo State Government and its partners would not rest on their oars until quality education is sustained in the state.

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