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Oyo to rate private schools on academic achievements, structure

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OYO State Government has charged private school proprietors to sustain the already established education standard in the state as open standard rating of each school will soon be done.

  The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye gave the charge over the weekend, while playing host to the state’s chapter of Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria (APSON) and League of Muslim School Owners, during a courtesy visit to the ministry by the associations.

  Mr Olaleye noted that schools in the state must endeavour to partner the government in its commitment to qualitative education, asking them to achieve the five-points standard rate with structural, academic and welfare of students and staffers in their schools.

  “You have to struggle to be the standard we want you to be because there will be criteria for you to attain a particular standard, I am sure all of you aspire to get to the five points.

  “This one will come very soon and not only that we will just do it, it will be there on our website and it will be there in front of your school, we will put it there that this school is rated three, this school is rated two, this school is rated five.

  “And the rating can come down as well, the fact that you are five today does not mean next year if you fall in standard and you fall in quality and other criteria you won’t come down so, this one is coming very soon.

  “I want to appeal to you to join us raise the standard of education in Oyo State and to ensure that our ranking of achievement and external examinations performance becomes the best,” Olaleye said.

  The state’s Chairman of Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria (APSON), Otunba Bayo Ojo, in his short address, commended the state government for its giant strides and huge commitment to the development of education.

  He expressed the readiness of his association to partner the Seyi Makinde-led administration towards promoting its education agenda.

  He stated that the association recognised the rapid growth and development in the education sector in the state despite the huge set back occasioned by the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

  Mr Ojo said his organisation noted the bravery of the state government for taking further step in the midst of the pandemic to specially train teachers in preparation for school reopening which he described as ‘training the trainers’.

He also expressed gratitude to the state government for bringing private schools into limelight through its policies and programs.

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