The Oyo State Government has said it is not impressed with the low turnout of students in public schools across the state, as students resume for the 2021\2022 second term academic activities on Monday.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, expressed the displeasure, during an inspection of resumption in primary schools in the Ibadan metropolis.
Dr. Adeniran who visited some schools in Ido, Ibadan North, Ibadan South-West, Ibadan North-West Local Government Areas of Ibadan, alongside a team from the board, observed that while some public schools in the axis had teachers on the ground, many pupils were yet to resume for school activities.
He said: “There are some schools where we didn’t meet a substantial number of students in classes. We are using this opportunity to appeal to parents to release their children and wards to resume for normal activities, which has commenced.”
Adeniran said the state government’s policy is that headteachers and teachers must hold pre-resumption meetings before the commencement of academic activities.
Dr. Adeniran, therefore, frowned at some schools holding such meetings during school hours, at the detriment of the pupils in classrooms.
The OYOSUBEB, boss, therefore, sternly warned school headteachers to desist from such acts, urging them to monitor the activities of teachers and pupils in their various schools.