ALL is now set for the inauguration of School Governing Board (SGB) by the Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela expressed optimism that the committee would soon be inaugurated by the governor. He made the disclosure on Saturday in Ibadan at the Annual General Meeting and Award Presentation organized by the Old Students’ Association of Ibadan Boys’ High School.
According to the Commissioner, the recently launched School Governing Board policy (SGB) by Governor Abiola Ajimobi is aimed at promoting community, old students, religion organizations and others involvement in the running and management of public schools with efforts geared towards repositioning education in the state so as to ensure that the lost glory of the state is restored.
Professor Olowofela added,” the present administration’s education policy is the question of how we can nurture our young people to bring out the best in them through the provision of a diversified curriculum and multiple learning pathways so that students of different aptitudes, abilities and interests will be able to exploit their own potentials to the full”.
The ex-council chief further decried high moral decadence among the students and work ethics which he said have taken a deep dive into the gutter averring that it has encouraged the rise in dubious vices such as examination malpractices, truancy, thuggery and recently deliberate attempt at vandalizing government properties.
He, however enjoined the students to redouble efforts toward the sustenance of excellence academic standard for which the school has been known.
Similarly, the commissioner commended Chief Bode Amao led Old student’s Association for their commitments and dedication towards the development of Ibadan Boys High School, while describing the Asiwaju of Ibadan land as the nucleus that the Old Students are revolving round.
“The Alumni play a large role in determining the future and continued development of an institution. As a voluntary and non governmental organization whose primary goal is dedicated to the continuous uplifting and upgrading its Alma mata, Alumni Association’s role is to complement the effort of government towards the provision of an enabling environment for effective teaching and learning”.
” I therefore congratulate the School’s Old Boys’ Association for making significant impacts in the lives of so many bright minds who have decided to pass through this school. Your regular contributions make a big difference to the operational style of your school and this helps in the sustenance of regular development and initiatives”.
“Learning is at the threshold of a revolution and we must all strive together to make education the most vibrant and dynamic force to respond to the changing and challenging times and needs”, Olowofela stressed.
Earlier in his welcome address, the National President of Ibadan Boys High School Old Students’ Association, Chief Bode Amao recalled that the school was in a deplorable state of facilities and mass failure of students in examinations when he assumed duties thirteen years ago.
The Asiwaju of Ibadan land, Chief Amao saluted members for their contributions toward the development of the school and the great feats achieved within eighteen months. He hinted that the school won the recent Principal’s cup football competition to complement the remarkable brilliance recorded in its academic performance.
” The people are self made and they have demonstrated it by doing fantastic job in contributing to the school”.
Contained in the proposed developmental plan for the school, the President unearthed that the Old Students will construct the school fence, modern stadium and boarding house that can stand the test of time.
Chief Amao also charged others to identify with the school by contributing their own quota to her developments.
Mallam Yusuf Ali SAN, Rear Admiral Adetokunbo Akintola and Otunba Reuben Famuyibo were among noted alumni who were honoured with the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award.