2022 Budget: Oyo Govt Falls Within UNESCO Benchmark on Education

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Thee Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun has said the present administration’s allocation to education in the 2022 budget shows its seriousness in improving the Education sector, adding that this is part of the Makinde led administration’s steps to increase expenditure on education between 2022 and 2023.

Speaking at the 6th Annual Re- Union of Urban Day Grammar School, Elekuro, held at Government Technical College Pavilion, Orita- Aperin, Ibadan, the Oyo State Government’s Spokesman said Governor Makinde allocated 18.37% of the 2022 budget to education, hinting that this does not fall short of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) benchmark of 15 to 20 per cent of the annual budget.

He said Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration is committed to ensuring Oyo State meets the UNESCO international benchmark.

Dr. Olatunbosun said the present administration has made spirited efforts to ensure that Oyo State Government’s investment in the sector meets the globally accepted standard of 20 per cent of budgetary allocations.

He however appealed to the Old Students Association of public schools to support the  Government efforts in rebuilding the standard of education in the pace setter State.

Olatunbosun urged Old student associations to invest in their alma mata by building solid foundation that will meet up with the modern standard in educational advancement of the State.

Dr. Olatunbosun said, as a way of building morals in students, the State Government  has revived some clubs that would return values to schools.

Speaking at the event, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, CP Fatai Owoseni (rtd) admonished old students to help their School in all ramifications and make it better than when it was established.

In his remark, the Chairman, Board of Trustee of the Association and  Former  Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Barrister, Mutalubi Ojo pleaded on the State Government to approve their school site for reconstruction.

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