Following the successful launch of the Adventist Government High School, Governor of the State ofOsun, Rauf Aregbesola has commissioned another government elementary school, the AUD Government Elementary School.
The Governor, dressed in a similar uniform to that of the elementary school pupils stressed that the commissioning of schools and other infrastructures across the state are in fulfilment of his government’s promise to provide functional basic education for the pupils in the state. See pictures after the cut.
Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, addressing the crowd shortly before he commissioned AUD Government Elementary School, Sabo, Osogbo on Tuesday 29-11-2016.
Newly inaugurated AUD Government Elementary School, Sabo, Osogbo. Inset is from left, Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prince Felix Awofisayo; Governor Aregbesola; his wife, Sherifat; Member State House of Assembly, Hon.Musibau Azeez and Permanent Secretary SUBEB, Mr Fatai Kolawole on Tuesday 29-11-2016
The A.U.D Government Elementary Schoo in Sabo Osogbol is 22 full classrooms, each capable of accommodating 50 pupils. It has a multipurpose function hall, a sick bay, computer room, a principal’s office and the secretary’s office.
There is a recreation centre, including a small playing field. The conveniences include six blocks of toilets for pupils and staff, each having three squat pans and WC, making a total of 24. The seventh block is designated for staff with four cubicles of WC. The principal’s office also has a private toilet.
Aregbesola stated that elementary school is the basis of the basic education, hence, any child with a good elementary school foundation will have no problem making progress educationally. He noted that A.U.D school is one of the 100 elementary schools his administration is building, out of which 20 are already completed.
The Governor added that government is also building 50 middle schools from which it has completed 22.
He held that his administration has also carried out renovations on 40 other schools which give a total of 1,694 standard classrooms in the existing elementary, middle and high schools, providing accommodation for nearly 90,000 pupils.
Aregbesola said, “We have provided for them more than 100,000 desks and chairs, toilets and boreholes and made schools decent places to be. We have provided 50,000 eLearning tablets (Opon Imo) for grade 12 final year high school pupils in the state.
“This has benefitted three sets already while the fourth set, i.e. the current final year set are receiving the tablet as we speak. In addition to building schools, we have recruited more than 12,000 teachers to boost manpower in the school system. We are also motivating the teachers.
“We have put in place a policy that makes teachers in elementary and middle schools to rise to grade level 16. We have, in addition, appointed three Tutors General, equivalent of Permanent Secretary, in the three senatorial districts in the state.
“We have established the Osun Education Quality Assurance and Morality Enforcement Agency to assure education quality and enforce morality in our schools.
“Our overall vision is to develop the new man intellectually, socially and morally. This new man is placed in the centre of society who views his own development as part of and for the development of society”. The Governor told the gathering.
Speaking earlier, Chairman, State Universal Basic Education, SUBEB, Prince Felix Awofisayo commended Governor Aregbesola for prudently managing the scarce resources of the state especially on schools restructuring.
Deputy Governor Mrs Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori who described the new school as one of the series of the state-of-the-arts schools currently being constructed across the state, said efforts have also been put in place to sustain the new education policies and programmes for the betterment of all.
Newly inaugurated AUD Government Elementary School, Sabo, Osogbo. Inset is from left, The School project contractor, Mr Sheu AbdulKadir; Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun; his wife, Sherifat; Chief imam AUD Central Mosque, Alhaji Yunus Sanusi; the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun and others on Tuesday 29-11-2016
Newly inaugurated AUD Government Elementary School, Sabo, Osogbo. Inset is from left, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun; his wife, Sherifat; and the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun and others on Tuesday 29-11-2016
Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola rejoicing with pupils of the newly inaugurated AUD Government Elementary School, Sabo, Osogbo after the inauguration on Tuesday 29-11-2016
Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (left);testing one of the computer set provided for students of the newly inaugurated AUD Government Elementary School, Sabo in Osogbo. With him is his wife, Sherifat (Middle); Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prince Felix Awofisayo (2nd right); Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola (right) and others, after inauguration of the school on Tuesday 29-11-2016