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Read Governor Seyi Makinde’s Achievements in Education (3 Years in Office)

Seyi Makinde's achievements in education

Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration’s achievements in education for his third year in office include the construction of 8 model schools, the construction of 51 classrooms with toilets, the renovation of 88 classroom blocks, the installation of 36 boreholes and the construction of perimeter fences in 7 schools. In all, Governor Makinde’s administration completed over 200 projects in the education sector alone. These projects improved the learning atmosphere of the thousands of pupils/students in the Oyo State public and private school system.

On this page, we track Governor Seyi Makinde’s achievements in education for his three years in office using the promises made on his Roadmap to Accelerated Development in Oyo State, 2019-2023. You can read his achievements for two years in office here. You can also read about all the three years in office ongoing and completed projects here.

Review of Governor Seyi Makinde’s Achievements in Education for Three Years in Office

  1. Increase Access to Quality Education at Primary and Secondary Levels for all Eligible Oyo State Children by 10%.

Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration inherited 272,847 out-of-school children in Oyo State. By the second year in office, his administration had been able to get 54,569 children (10,914 boys and 43,655 girls) back to school, reducing the number of out of school children by 20%. All state-owned schools continue to operate the no fees and levies policy which his administration instituted when he assumed office in 2019.

  1. Encourage private providers to provide quality and affordable education to Oyo State.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology encouraged private providers in the following ways:

  • Free distribution of admission forms into Junior Secondary School. In the past, it used to attract fees.
  • Subsidising Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for private school students.
  • Continuous mentoring and support on adherence to curriculum for private education sector.
  • Provision of NERDC approved Curriculum and verified list of standard textbooks freely:
  1. Provision of scholarships for brilliant students to encourage competition in public schools.

In the past one year, the Oyo State Government has awarded the following:

  • Bursary award of N500,000.00 each to indigent Law School students in 2021.
  • 165 brilliant students at five per local government area (LGA) were sponsored by the 33 LGAs to The Technical University, Ibadan.
  1. Pursue the enactment of an enabling law to keep school-age children out of the street during school hours.

There is an existing law for basic education. The Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Act, 2004.

  1. Raise the government budget to at least 10% in our first year in office. This will then be increased yearly afterwards in order to meet UNESCO recommended standards.

For the third year running, Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration allocated over 15% of the state’s budget to the education sector. In the 2022 budget, the education sector’s budget was 18.37%. This is within the UNESCO recommended standard of 15-20%.

  1. Seek alumni support for the development of individual schools.

The Oyo State Government sought alumni support in the following ways:

  • Through the re-invigorated Schools Governing Board of which Old Students Executives are principal stakeholders.
  • The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology signed an MoU with Alumni of Government College Ibadan on management of the school by the alumni.
  • Commissioning and foundation laying of infrastructure facilitated by Alumni in over 30 public secondary schools in the last one year.
  1. Seek support from foundations and international donors.

The World Bank Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and Global Partnership for Education – Transforming Education System at the State Level (GPE2-TESS) has approved a grant to the tune of $40m for the State Basic Education Sector.

Also, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) continues to partner with the Oyo State Government on the Start Them Early Program (STEP), which teaches students of public secondary schools in Oyo State agriculture and agribusiness. The programme was extended to six additional schools in the state.

  1. Seek support from private organisations.

The Oyo State Government has collaborated with the following private organisations in the past one year:

  • Partnering with Media and Digital Skills Centre Nigeria to train public school students in Bishop Phillips Academy, Iwo Road, CAC Grammar School, Aperin, and St.Annes School, Molete on Coding, Robotics, Artificial intelligence and Drone Technology in May 2022.
  1. Improve teachers’ quality through adequate training and development.

In the past one year, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has carried out the following:

  • Training of 11,154 public primary school teachers.
  • Training of Science teachers towards improving their practical skills.
  • Training of 644 ICT/ICT compliance teachers, Local Inspectors of Education and TESCOM Officers on functionality of deployed Learning Management System.
  1. Provision of adequate pedagogical resources for effective teaching.

In the past one year, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has provided the following:

  • Distribution of exercise books to students in public secondary schools.
  • Distribution of teaching and learning equipment to special schools in the state.
  • Distribution of science equipment to public secondary schools in the state.
  1. Refurbish dilapidated school buildings and classrooms.

The Oyo State Government through the State Universal Basic Education Board (OyoSUBEB) completed renovations of 88 classroom blocks and constructed 51 classroom blocks with toilets in the past one year.

  1. Provide adequate furniture for students and staff.

In the past one year, the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OyoSUBEB) has supplied 2,370 pieces of furniture to 36 junior secondary schools.

Also, the Ministry of Education Science and Technology distributed 50 pairs of desks in 305 public secondary schools and 25 pairs in 2 schools based on needs.

  1. Improve class size for effective teaching and learning.

To address shortages in state-owned secondary schools, 5,000 teachers were recruited by the Post Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) by the second year in office.

  1. Supply of equipment for science and laboratories.

In the past year, the Oyo State Government has distributed science equipment to public secondary schools in the state.

  1. Effective school feeding programme for pupils to enrich their health and learning capabilities.

The Home-Grown School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government is not ongoing at present. However, efforts are in place to resuscitate the programme by Federal Government because of differences in aggregators/vendors

  1. Monitor standards of learning and teaching in state schools through an effective team.

The Quality Assurance Department of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has continued to produce monitoring reports of state-owned schools. In the past year, 76 public secondary schools, 44 public secondary schools, 58 private secondary schools and 1 special basic school were inspected. Observations and recommendations on the teaching and learning facilities in these schools were noted and necessary actions are being taken to address them.

  1. Take stock of the physical, human, material and other facility needs of public schools and ensuring their supply.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has continued to rely on the data collated at the start of the current administration to target the physical, human, material needs of public schools. This is evidenced by various constructions and renovations of classrooms both completed and ongoing.

  1. Set new targets for high performance of the school system in the state.

In the past year, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology set the following targets:

  • Improved learning environment through provision of infrastructure and renovation of existing ones.
  • Institution of intervention classes to achieve single digit ranking in external examinations.
  • Provision of Learning Management System with CBT, School Management Portal and e-learning features for all public secondary schools.
  • Schools should be free from examination malpractices. Head teachers and principal should be held responsible if school is found culpable.
  1. Ensure judicious use of available resources to meet stakeholders’ expectations of the school system in the state.
  • The rejigged Schools Governing Board is ensuring that public secondary schools in Oyo State make judicious use of available and allocated resources to the schools including running grants.
  1. Provision and use of information and communication technology (ICT) facilities in government schools (secondary and tertiary) to enhance teaching and learning. Examples are interactive boards, projectors and computers.

The provision of ICT facilities in public secondary schools in Oyo State has commenced under the Start Them Early Program (STEP) being implemented in conjunction with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). There are currently 13 schools approved for STEP with a plan to increase in more schools in the coming years.

  1. Making technical, and polytechnic institutions in the state more practical oriented through real skills acquisition. This could be achieved by linking graduates of these institutions to firms and individuals where they can acquire the relevant skills that will make them practice on their own.

In the past one year, the Oyo State Government has enhanced practical learning in the state through the Youth Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness Project by facilitating internships by beneficiaries at agribusinesses in the state.

  1. Provide financial support to encourage graduates with technical/vocational skill to start their own businesses.

Not yet commenced.

  1. Setting up a functional Educational Management Information System (EMIS) for the state. This is a technologically based computer managed data system that aids efficient information management for quality decisions about the education sector.
  • The EMIS was already established under the previous administration and is still in use.
  1. Regulating the operation of private schools in the state. This will ensure that private schools operate in line with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard that guarantees quality educational service delivery.

The Ministry of Education Science and Technology’s field officers have been able to carry out regular monitoring of private schools to ensure their compliance with the Oyo State Government’s policies in the establishment of private schools across the state.

Benchmarks for minimum standard is being enforced for private education service providers.

  1. Introduction of Adult Literacy Programme to promote lifelong learning among the growing population

In the past one year, the following was done towards improving adult literacy:

  • Payment of honorarium to the facilitators in the 66 learning centres across the state.  
  • Provision of skills acquisition training for adult learners and residents of Agodi GRA, Ibadan.
  • Construction of Community Learning Centre (CLC) at Otun Agba-Akin in Akinyele Local Government Area (LGA) by National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) Abuja and Oyo State Government for skills acquisition and literacy activities.
  • Sponsoring of sensitisation programmes on radio, jingles, flyers which resulted in mass increase in enrolment of adult learners in the 33 LGAs in the state.
  1. Bridge the gender gap.

Oyo State is implementing the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme, a World Bank initiative. This initiative targets out-of-school children especially the girl child. In the past one year, the following has been achieved under the programme:

  • 21 out of 33 LGAs are being focused on with 750 designated Non-Formal Learning Centres.
  • Identification of 4 categorises of out-of-school children in the state;
    • Almajiri/Itinerant Quranic Learners
    • Hawkers
    • Street children and
    • Nomadic children.
  • 140,000 Learners have been captured for Non- Formal Education under the programme.
  • 914 facilitators are being engaged with payment of monthly stipend in the identified centres.
  1. Teacher/pupil ratio to 1:30.

The 5,000 teachers recruited by TESCOM during Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration’s second year in office was targeted at bringing teacher/pupil ratio to 1:30 in the state-owned public secondary schools.

  1. Ensure that a good number of students of our secondary school graduates score a minimum of 5 credits and above, including English and Mathematics at one sitting.

The Oyo State Government organised free extramural classes for the SSS 3 Students in all the public secondary schools across the state. Special English Language and Mathematics tutorial classes were also organised to ensure better performance of students in external examinations.

  1. Full implementation of UBE laws.

The Oyo State Government paid a sum of N795,646,664.48 out of N946,646,664.48 being the UBEC counterpart fund for 2021. The balance of N151,056,125.36 has been approved by Governor Seyi Makinde to be paid to UBEC subject to final approval by the Oyo State Executive Council.

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board has been able to access 2017 – 2018 Special Needs Funds and is expecting UBEC to send the budget allocations for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 for preparation of Action Plans. Also, the sum of N1,374,205,041.77 released by UBEC had been utilised for Teacher Professional Development Programmes from 2009 – 2018.

  1. Paying special attention to underserved geographical areas in Oyo State.

In the past one year, newly recruited teachers and officers were deployed to underserved schools in addition to posting of experienced senior/management staff.

Instructional materials, teaching aids, notebooks, science equipment etc. were distributed to schools in these geographical areas and hard to reach terrains.

  1. Attention to groups with special needs.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology continuously monitored special needs schools to ensure that the learning and teaching environments are up to standard.

  1. Ensuring the sustainability of externally supported initiatives through the enhanced capacity building of officials.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has put in place a train-the-trainer programme in addition to on-the-job mentoring and learning processes.

  1. Ensuring relevance of curricula at all levels.

The Ministry works in synergy with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to ensure dissemination of relevant curricula at all levels.

  1. Ensure professional and pedagogical upgrading of teachers.
  • See no 9 above.
  1. Development of sustainable quality assurance mechanisms.

In the past one year, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has developed and achieved a sustainable quality assurance mechanism through Constant Continuous Quality Assurance monitoring of schools with standardised monitoring instruments for assessing, evaluating and reporting based on all aspects of school life for improvement of teaching and learning as well as managerial activities of the school. The instruments used are: Observation Form for School Resumption, Daily School/Routine Monitoring, Continuous Quality Assurance (CQA), Follow-Up and Examination Monitoring.

  1. Develop a sustainable educational teaching and learning materials policy.

Stages and methods of improvisation of teaching and learning materials are always disseminated by teachers using Teaching Aids or improvising where necessary and various workshops and supply of infrastructural materials to schools.

  1. Institutionalise the monitoring of learning achievement at school level.

In the past one year, Local and Zonal Inspectors of Education and other field workers monitored learning achievement as it is a continuous exercise and part of the state’s education system.

  1. Ensure adequate provision of quality buildings and classrooms for all education sub-sectors.

Renovation, construction and rehabilitation of structures and facilities are ongoing across the state. See no 11 above.

  1. Institutionalise maintenance culture for physical facilities and infrastructure.

Renovation, construction and rehabilitation of structures and facilities are ongoing across the state. See no 11 above.

  1. Institutionalise Education Sector Expenditure tracking.

In the past one year, Bursars, Account Clerks are permanently in schools. School accounts are being audited regularly internally and externally.


Recruitment of 692 Education Officers deployed across the 33 local government areas of the state