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Ibadan the state capital of Oyo has been adopted as a learning city by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Oyo State Government on Tuesday said that its efforts in turning around the education sector in the state is yielding fruitful results.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr. Bisi Akin Alabi, who made the disclosure, explained that the recent educational policies embarked upon by the governor had brought the state into recognition by UNESCO, adding that policies like School Governing Board (SGB), abolition of automatic promotion, 80% attendance by pupils and Oyo State Model Education System Interventions (OYOMESI) are yielding fruitful results to support educational development in the state.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST by Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, Akin-Alabi said that the first strand of OYOMESI focuses on Character Building Education, second strand is on Localized Education Content, while the third strand has to do with Improving Teachers’ Competencies and Motivation.