IBADAN — The novel education management model, School Governing Board, SGB, pioneered by the Oyo State government has begun to yield the anticipated results with the commitment of N250 million to the upgrading of facilities at Lagelu Grammar School in Ibadan by members of the board.
The Commissioner for Education, Professor Adeniyi Olofela said this at three-day stakeholders’ meeting on the implementation of 2018 State Engagement Plan, SEP, organised by the state government in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in Ibadan.
Olowofela said the SGBs had spent N2 billion on upgrading of facilities in secondary schools across the state, out which N800 million was contributed by the stakeholders.
He said: “Recently, the SGB of Lagelu Grammar School also injected about N250m into the renovation of schools. There are so many SGBs working on renovations of their schools and this is evident in the present state of improved infrastructure.
“The participatory school management model, conceived by Governor Abiola Ajimobi about a year ago, is the first of its kind in the country. The boards have been executing one infrastructural project or the other in various schools.
“Out of the N2 billion so far spent by the SGBs, the sum of N1.269 billion was realised from the N3,000 per session fee paid by each student, while old students, philanthropists and corporate organisations contributed N800 million.
“Our SGB intervention for schools is a success story and we need to commend various old students associations for being part of this laudable achievement.”