Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has hailed a philanthropist, Remi Oyekola, on the construction of a N50 million multi-purpose hall, donated to Ilora Baptist Grammar School.
Oyekola, a former student of the school, in his speech, said he decided to build the structure for his alma mater as his own contribution to the school.
During the inauguration of the hall on Wednesday, Makinde said: “I am proud of Mr Remi Oyekola for giving back to his alma mater; what he has done is to key into the system and do his part to improve the standard of education in the school.”
The governor warned those with intention of sabotaging his administration’s efforts at repositioning the education sector to have a rethink or face the consequence of their actions when caught.
“As an administration, we are focused on dealing with these failures by re-engineering processes, but the thing is that re-engineering processes take longer time,” he said.
Makinde frowned at the activities of some unknown persons who burnt down a public school in Ibadan on Monday, adding that some laboratory equipment were also stolen in some other schools.
The governor refuted insinuations that the incidents were a result of the cancellation of the N3,000 payment in public schools, which incapacitated the Parent-Teachers’ Associations from engaging the service of night guards in schools.
According to him, the cancellation of the N3,000 development levy has resulted in mass transfer of students to public schools in the state.
He admonished teachers who thought they could not survive without collecting illegal fees from pupils and students to resign.