The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OYOSUBEB), on Friday warned the public, especially the job seekers, against falling victims of scammers over purported recruitment exercise for 2022. Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, gave the warning in a statement by Olamide Adeniji, Head, Media Team, OYOSUBEB, on Friday in Ibadan.
Adeniran advised job seekers to be wary of fraudsters parading their social media platforms and websites as recruitment platforms for the state government.
According to him, when all procedures have been completed, the Board will formally come on air to let intending applicants know.
Adeniran also said that the Board would always carry out its genuine recruitment exercise through due process, “and not through the social media or any unofficial website”.
He said that the purported advertisements did not in any way emanate from the Board, nor from any Oyo State Government representative.
“The attention of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board has been drawn to a false advertisement purporting an ongoing recruitment exercise of the Board for the year 2022 on some social media platforms and websites.
“The Board, hereby informs the general public that there are no such online recruitment as portrayed by the websites.
“The Board will recruit and procedures for recruitment are being put in place.
When this is completed, we will formally announce to the public.
“We hereby advise the general public against downloading any form online or paying anyone for any recruitment.
“Applicants should, also beware of fraudsters parading their websites as recruitment platforms for the council.
“The Board, when recruiting, will advertise through due process, including using the National tabloids and not through any other website,” Adeniran said.
He, however, expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of work on some school projects in the state.
Adeniran said that the multi-billion naira projects initiated to enhance the educational development in the state was already over-stretching its time-lapse.
The board chairman, who raised the concern at a meeting with the defaulting contractors in Ibadan, said that government would not hesitate to terminate the projects of any contractors who breached the contractual agreement.
He said that majority of the projects were awarded by the past administration.
A Nigerian multinational telecommunications company, Globacom, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Oyo State Government to create robust technology-based education system.
Mr Adewale Adiatu, Globacom Regional Head, Public Sector Enterprise, South-West, made this known on Thursday in Ibadan at the office of the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
Adiatu stressed the importance of quality education and how it could help solve the problem in the society.
He said that the collaboration between Globacom and the Oyo State Government in public education sector was paramount to the company.
He said: “At Globacom, we believe education is key and we have come to seek collaboration with your board on e-learning and other school starter packs for pupils.
“Globacom hopes the board will utilise the science of learning we offer.
“We have e-learning packages and school data packs where every pupil can attend classes remotely.
” In his response, Dr Nureni Adeniran, Executive Chairman, the State Universal Basic Education Board, said the state government placed premium importance on expanding its education sector and increasing pupils’ access to quality education.
Adeniran said: “In Oyo State, we recognise the need to expand our education sector through the contribution of the private sector.
“We are ready to work with you on encouraging learning in Oyo State, bearing in mind that our government is responsible for providing quality basic education.
“The board will gladly partner with you or any other private organisations to increase our children’s access to education.
” The chairman said the board was opened to limitless opportunities driven by technology for the benefit of pupils and students in the state.
He assured the company that the board would ensure provision of quality education at no cost to pupils in the state.
“However, we are still exploring more means to reach out to our children.
“We know the importance of expanding education and increasing access to basic education to our pupils.
“We are open to innovative and creative ideas that will expand our basic education sector,” Adeniran said.
Worried by poor turn out of pupils and students in public schools on the first day of resumption in Oyo State, the state government has appealed to parents and guardians to send their children to school.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that low turnout of pupils and students greeted the resumption for the first day, as schools in the state on Monday began the first term of the 20222023 academic session.
Commenting on his findings after monitoring some schools, Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, appealed to parents and guardians to release their wards to resume school.
Adeniran said the board monitored some schools in Ibadan, the state capital, to ascertain the preparedness of teachers and pupils for resumption of the new academic session.
He also appealed to parents in the rural areas not to stop their pupils from attending schools because of market days.
Adeniran said: “So far, we have visited some schools and we are not too impressed with the turnout of pupils, however, we are satisfied with the turnout of teachers.
“We are using this opportunity to appeal to parents and guardians, especially those in the rural parts of the state, to release their wards to return to school.
“The exercise is also going on in the other Local Government Areas of the state.
“We visited some schools today, including those in remote areas, like Igbo-elerin in Lagelu Local Government area and the turnout of pupils was not impressive.
” The board chairman, who monitored the resumption in company of a full-time member of the board, Mr Akeem Oladeji and some directors, affirmed that teachers have commenced teaching in schools visited.
Adeniran said the essence of the exercise was to further motivate the teachers and pupils for improved performance.
He called on private investors to help boost educational sector in the state, adding that Oyo State Government, under Gov. Seyi Makinde, encourages development devoid of political undertones.
The board chairman said while the state government had invited bids for the renovation and construction of a storey building of 10 classrooms in Islamic Mission Primary School, Odoye in Ibadan North.
According to him, the Board will soon grant approval to a Federal representative, who formally indicated interest to build a block of three classrooms in the same school.
Some of the schools visited by the team, among others, included Islamic Mission School, II and IV, Odoye; IMG Basic School II, Oje-Igosun; Methodist Pry School, Age, Igbo-elerin and IDC, Sagbe, Pabi-ekun.
Oyo State Government has reinstated 129 public primary school teachers, who were unlawfully sacked by the previous administration.
This is contained to t Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, made this known in a statement by Mr Olamide Adeniji, his Media Aide on Wednesday in Ibadan.
Adeniran said that the state Executive Council had approved the reinstatement of 129 officers wrongly dismissed by the state government between 2011 and 2019.
He said it was subject to the dismissed teachers agreeing not to demand for arrears payment for the period they were away which the state converted to leave of absence.
Adeniran appreciated Gov. Seyi Makinde for his kindness and selfless consideration in administering the pacesetter state.
He said that the recent reinstatement of the state’s 129 school teachers was a symbolic achievement that could not be neglected.
“This is a plus for the education sector.
“Apart from being an addition to the dwindling numbers of teachers in the public primary sector, thousands of family dependants who have been subjected to untold economic hardship due to the layoff of their breadwinners will now have a new lease of life,” Adeniran said.
He, therefore, called on teachers in the state to reciprocate Makinde’s gesture, through commitment to duties and redouble their dedication to work.
The executive chairman, also urged them to key into Makinde-led administration’s goal to change the narratives in the education sector of the state.
The Oyo State Government has sanctioned some head teachers for collecting illegal fees and denying pupils access to examination halls in the ongoing Public Primary Schools Unified Examinations.Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), made this known in a statement on Monday in Ibadan, while monitoring the examination.Adeniran said that five head teachers of Methodist Basic School (School one to five), Gan-gansi, were found culpable in the alleged illegal collection of fees, spearheaded by the School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) of the school, who chased the pupils home.He said that the present administration had abolished collection of any development levy in all schools across the state.Adeniran frowned at the role of the school authority who compelled parents to contribute the said fee.“No doubt, SBMCs, PTAs can contribute to the development of their local schools, but it must not in any way affect the education of pupils.“No child should be discriminated against in the state education sector,” Adeniran said.According to him, some parents had reported to the board that head teachers of the school denied their children access to the examination hall for failing to pay the N100 development levy charged by the school’s management and SBMC, through a popular radio station in Ibadan.Adeniran said that the present administration, under Gov. Seyi Makinde’s leadership, would not fold its arms and allow saboteurs to ridicule its efforts in mandating free education.“For denying Gov. Seyi Makinde’s pupils access to write examinations, queries have been issued to head-teachers of the affected schools,” he said.The SUBEB chairman, also directed that all learners should be allowed to sit for examinations without any form of hindrance.He urged teachers in all public schools to adhere strictly to the state government’s policies and directives on education.Some of the schools visited included IMG, Ibuko Ibadan South East LGA; Ratibi Muslim School, Molete, South-West; IMG Basic School, Idi-Iroko, Molete.Adeniran, who led a team of officials from SUBEB also visited Islamic Mission School One, Bode, Ibadan; Methodist Basic School One to Five, Gan-gansi and Community Primary School, Awotunde, Ona-ara LGA and a host of others.He said that the monitoring exercise would continue in the course of the week, which would also be extended to other zones of the state, including Ogbomoso, Oyo, Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa.NewsSourceCredit: NAN
The Oyo State Government on Friday presented letters of promotion to 9,220 primary school teachers on grade levels 13 to15.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (Oyo SUBEB), during the symbolic presentation, handed over 7,460 letters to the beneficiaries in Ibadan.
He said the promotion letters were for teachers who had been due for movement to their next rank between 2017 and 2020 and was in fulfillment of Gov. Seyi Makinde’s promise to them.
Adeniran explained that the category of teachers promoted had been left on the same rank for six years by the previous administrations.
He said “this policy has affected the morale of teachers in public primary schools, because their counterparts in the secondary schools were not affected by the policy.
“I am pleased to be here this morning at the official presentation of promotion letters to our teachers from the grade level 13 to 15.
“You are all aware that a similar programme was held in October, 2021, for teachers and non-teaching staff.”
The SUBEB chairman lauded the state governor for demonstrating his love for teachers by the approval granted that the situation should be corrected.
“This by implication means that all teachers affected are going to enjoy their promotions with a month’s arrears and this takes financial effect from the month of June, 2022”, he said.
Adeniran added that teachers that had retired from service, in the course of processing the approval for the lifting of the six year waiting period will also enjoy the promotion due to them.
“They can enjoy it by simply applying for the re-computation of their gratuity and pension in line with the Pension Act.
“The present administration has positively impacted the lives of both public and civil servants because of its people oriented policies.
“In view of this, I want to admonish all our teachers to be dedicated to their duties, because to whom much is given, much is expected,” he said.
Adeniran further said that Gov. Seyi Makinde’s leadership had left no stone unturned to better the lot of teachers in the State.
“This has taken care of those that will benefit from two promotions.
“Once again, I wish to admonish all teachers to be patient and appreciative of the present administration’s various kind gestures, geared towards ameliorating their sufferings, improving their career progression and their well-being, all of which are unprecedented,” he said.
The chairman also acknowledged the support of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), and Association of Primary School Head-teachers of Nigeria, Oyo State Branch (AOPSHON), in ensuring the success of the exercise.
Earlier, the NUT Chairman, Mr Raji Oladimeji assured the state Government that the gesture of the governor would be reciprocated by the teachers through their renewed commitment to work.
Oladimeji stated that this would further encourage teachers in primary schools to deliver good, qualitative and efficient education to the pupils across the state.
NAN reports that the event was attended by principal officers of NUT, AOPSHON, Directors at OYO SUBEB, teachers, among others.
A commercial motorcyclist, Mr Adegoke Adejare, on Monday donated writing materials worth thousands of naira to pupils of St. Paul’s Anglican School, Yanbule in Ibadan.Adejare, who charged the beneficiaries to always read their books at the ceremony, urged them to use of the materials he donated to enhance their studies.He said at the donation was his little efforts in encouraging those who might be in need.The `Bike man’, also nicknamed ‘One Nigeria’ in the area, urged Nigerians to collaborate with the government in the development of the education sector.“I donated books, pencils, pens and erasers. This is what I like to do.“I never had the opportunity to attend a formal school, so I have vowed to do my best to support the government in developing the education sector, through little gestures such as this,” he said.Also, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Gbaroye, the Headmistress, St. Paul’s Anglican School 2, Yanbule, said that Adejare’s gesture would encourage the pupils to take their studies seriously.She thanked the donor on behalf of the management and teachers of the school, and assured that the books would be put good use.Similarly, Dr Nureni Adeniran the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, commended Adejare’s philanthropic act when the `bike man’ visited himAdeniran also thanked Adejare for his consideration to complement government’s efforts.He said that although the state government would make life better for pupils through provision of basic amenities, it would also welcome philanthropic gestures from members of the public.He also called on key players in the education sector to support the state government’s efforts to improve the standard of education in the state.He said: “Government does not have all of the funding. Therefore, if Nigerians can come out to assist the government in this sector, I am certain the future of our children will be more secure.”Adeniran promised that the State Government would further recognise Adejare’s kind heartedness through a commendation letter.(NAN)
The Oyo State government has announced the cancellation of six years waiting period for teachers on Grade level 13-16, to be at par with their colleagues in the mainstream service.
According to a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Thursday by the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board Dr Nureni Adeniran, the waiting period has been abolished.
He said it was necessitated by the fact that the welfare of teachers and stakeholders in the education sector was paramount to the governor.
Adeniran, however, applauded Gov. Seyi Makinde’s investment in laudable projects, which in turn enhanced effective learning, and quality academic activities.
He stressed that the board and other educational bodies in the state were committed to learners’ gradual improvement and performance.
Adeniran reiterated the commitment of the present administration to sustain its drive for quality education in the state.
Meanwhile, Mr Rahman Abdu-Raheem, the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, said the government commenced the distribution of exercise books to students in public secondary schools and technical colleges for the 20212022 academic session.
The commissioner said this was another forward leap in the history of education in the state, as it would assist parents in reducing the cost of education for their children.
Abdu-Raheem noted that in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Makinde had invested much funds in personnel, and educational materials from the Oyo Education Trust Fund, to bring greater development to the sector.
Applauding the government’s gesture towards his colleagues, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr. Raji Ismael, said the union appreciated the current administration in Oyo State.
He noted that the administration had improved the lives of teachers in so many ways.
Raji said Makinde had surpassed past administrations, pointing at the recently approved leave grant for teachers, which would be released very soon.
“We are joyous because the approval of promotion letters to grade level 13-16 of teachers has been a clog in the wheels of progress in our profession.
“Gov. Makinde has done what others could not do. The waiting period for teachers has been removed. Instead of six years, we henceforth will wait for three years,” he said. (
The Oyo State Government says it observed low student participation in the first week of classes resuming, in the third period of the 2021-2022 academic session.
This is contained in a joint statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by Mr. Rahman Abdu-Raheem, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, and Dr. Nureni Adeniran, Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
While monitoring the resumption of schools, Abdu-Raheem expressed optimism that low student participation in most of the schools visited would improve the following week.
The commissioner said the low turnout seen was an indication that teachers should take better approaches, with good rapport with students.
“This will bring the minds of young people closer to the school system; Parents must also work with the state government in promoting positive learning in their children and wards.
"It was observed that the teachers of all the monitored schools were massively on the ground, but with low participation of the students."
Abdu-Raheem said the current administration had zero tolerance for poor exam practice.
He urged principals and teachers to be cautious, adding that there were various sanctions awaiting defiance.
In addition, Adeniran called on public elementary school teachers to start teaching immediately.
He exhorted them to make every effort to complement the efforts of the current administration in order to achieve quality education in the state.
The head of SUBEB said that a whole monitoring team will be deployed in public primary schools on Monday, demanding that teachers love their students.
“This will attract students' interest in the teaching and learning processes,” Adeniran said.
Some of the schools visited are, Olubadan High School; Ibadan, Adekile; Goodwill Secondary School, Aperin; Aperin Boys High School, CAC High School, Aperin Oniyere; and Government Secondary School, Aperin, all in Ibadan.
Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, has obtained the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form to represent Oyo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.Adeniran confirmed to newsmen today that he has obtained the PDP expression of interest and nomination forms.Adeniran, one of the illustrious sons of Agbokojo, a community in Ibadan South-West Local Government Area, presently heads the State Universal Basic Education Board.Dr. Adeniran is one of the frontline philanthropists in Oyo State and indeed Nigeria.He has positively touched several lives by virtue of public offices he held in the past, in which he performed creditably well.Dr. Nureni Adeniran is a trained Lawyer and an Educationist. Born on June 20, 1961, into the Adeniran family in Ibadan South-West Local Government Area of Oyo State.His father, Hon. Rasaq Adeola Adeniran was a member of the old oyo state House of Assembly in the second republic.Dr. Nureni Adeniran attended the University of Ibadan, where he studied Adult Education and Political Science. After the required years in UI, he graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree with 2nd Class (Honours) Upper Division in 1990.He earned his Master of Education, Specializing in Communication Arts and thereafter a Ph.D in Communication Arts & Community Development from the University of Ibadan, in 1992 and 2001 respectively.He bagged LLB (Hon) from the University of Ibadan with 2nd Class (Honours) Upper Division and thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, where he passed the Bar Final Examination.The OYOSUBEB Boss was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.He was the Executive Chairman, Ibadan South-West Local Government between 1999 and 2002; Member, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Board, Osogbo and a Commissioner, who served in two different Ministries including the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Oyo State.