Makinde vows to uplift education standard in Oyo
•Babalakin Lauds Gov’s Autonomy To GCI
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State yesterday said his administration would continue to do its best to uplift education in the state.
Makinde stated this during the 2021 annual reunion programme of Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA) and the commemoration of the 92nd anniversary of the school.
The governor, who commissioned some projects in the school, lauded the old boys for their efforts and strides.
Projects commissioned included a road rehabilitated by Dr. Wale Babalakin, who is the national president of the association.
Makinde said: “This event is almost like a massive construction site. Everywhere you see construction work going on. We will support them to the fullest as much as possible. Whatever they need from government they will get it.
“We always have challenges no matter how good the system is. We have challenges with the quality of teachers and also getting parents to know that they have primary responsibility to train their children. We have to do more on that so that parents can complement what we are doing.”
Also speaking, the National President of GCIOBA, Dr. Wale Babalakin, lauded Governor Makinde in granting autonomy to the school, saying the consideriation is reverberating in other states.
Dr. Babalakin said: “Governor Makinde’s efforts in considering autonomy for GCI is reverberating across the country. With the Governor’s effort, we will reposition GCI to be the best in Nigeria.”