The Office of the Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals has donated 150 cartons (14, 850textbooks) of the Global Goals for sustainable development textbooks to Primaryschools in Oyo State, under the auspices of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
The donationis in fulfilment of the SDG’s pledge to collaborate with Oyo SUBEB on providingquality education for public primary school pupils in the State.
Speaking atOyoSUBEB’s car park, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde onSDGs, Mr. Kunle Yusuff said the 14, 850 textbooks would be distributed freelyto pupils in Primary 4, 5 and 6.He affirmed that, “we are convinced that education is key to unlocking Oyo State’s greatestpotential, hence, our huge investment in educational intervention programs.
“We willcontinue to do our best to create community focused initiatives to support theUnited Nations Sustainable Development Goal, (SDG), Number 4, which seeks toachieve inclusive and equitable quality education for all by 2030”, he said.
“We donatedthe Students’ Edition of the Global Goals for sustainable development not justto provide quality education in the public primary schools, but to also createa model for educational experience for our children.”Mr. Yusuff assured the Board of further collaborations with his office, noting that Basic Education forms part of his office’s key targets.
In hisresponse, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board,Dr. Nureni Adeniran promised that the texts would be part of school curriculumand learning materials for social studies and basic science in all schools.
He posited that with the spate of educational development in Oyo State, schools would soonstart recording zero dropout among pupils; and improved learning outcomes inspeaking, reading and writing among the pupils.
“The achievements recorded have been made possible by the critical roles played by H.E. Governor Seyi Makinde, Universal Basic Education Commission and other partners such as the Office of the SSA on SDGs, who are committed to sustaining theimpact of this project.
“We arecurrently working on how to distribute this intervention to all Local GovernmentUniversal Basic Education Authorities,” said Adeniran.
The Chairman also admonished teachersto see to it that the textbooks are used for the purpose they are meant toserve.The event was witnessed byrepresentatives of UBEC, NUT, and other stakeholders in the Basic educationsector.