UBEC scores Osun State high in projects implementation
The leadership of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has rated Osun State high in projects’ implementation. The commission also commended the outstanding performance of the state in the execution of projects.
UBEC further applauded the state government for being prompt and faithful to the payment of counterpart-funding. These were disclosed by the UBEC board members who were on a courtesy visit to the governor after their assessment of some of the counterpart-funded projects implemented by the state.
The leader of the delegation, Percy Osundu, who spoke during the courtesy visit to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, commended the administration for prioritising education in the state.He said the visit to the state had exposed them to the tremendous achievements that the state had recorded in the education sector.
Osundu, who described Osun as a model in the education sector, expressed confidence in the education policy of the state, which he said, had impacted the lives of the people, particularly the young ones.
“We are here on the directive of the UBEC Governing Board to see and assess some of the projects executed by the state in partnership between it and the commission.“We are equally here to interact with the government through the governor, the leadership in the Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to know the level of synergy and collaboration that exists to advance the sector.
“So far, we have seen the exceptional performance of the state in the education sector, most importantly in the area of basic education.“When we were in Ondo State, we thought we had seen it all, but with what we have seen in Osun in terms of infrastructure development and support to the quality education, it is clear that Osun has been complementing the efforts of the commission at promoting education.
“As a matter of fact, with what we have seen in Osun, we are confident to say that Osun is one of the states where education has been given topmost priority, and where education infrastructure receives optimum attention.“There is no doubt that in terms of marching grants, Osun is top on the list as the state has been prompt and diligent in the fulfilment of its obligations.
“I must commend the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the love and passion attached to education. We will take this to Abuja as we also appeal to the state not to relent in its efforts at providing quality education.
“We want the state government to do more on out-of-school children, though minimal in the state, but we believe that the gesture would further help to advance the education sector”, Osundu said.
But Oyetola in his response said the administration decided to prioritise education because of its potentials as the bedrock of any meaningful development.“I am glad that you are here not only to see our little efforts in the education sector but to also assess the commitment that we have attached to the provision of quality education,” he said.