The Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) program has provided customized writing and teaching materials to 1,200 schools in Oyo State.
According to Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, the beneficiaries were chosen from the 21 Local Government Areas’ schools that offered BESDA courses.
He announced this on Friday in Ibadan during a symbolic presentation of BESDA-specific exercise books, writing prompts, and instructional materials.
Adeniran said the Oyo State Government and its partners will not rest on their oars until quality education is sustained in the State.
“To acquire adequate knowledge for improvement of Basic Education in the State, World Bank/FGN/Universal Basic Education Commission and OYOSUBEB will not rest on their oars until quality is attained and sustained in the Educational system as Education remain the only legacy we can bequeath on younger generations for a sustainable development and for them to live a useful life and contribute meaningfully to the development of the country”, he said.
Adeniran added, “The learning tools, writing materials are valuable, to help pupils think about course materials, while encouraging them to grasp, organise and integrate prior knowledge with new concepts”.
He tasked all QAOs and participating schools with ensuring proper use of the resources in order to enhance learning results and fortify the educational system.
According to Dr. Adeniran, the Board was persuaded to give schools the necessary teaching resources in order to increase learning achievement rates.
The BESDA initiative seeks to boost basic education accountability while enhancing literacy.
The event was witnessed by representatives of Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON), Head Teachers, and pupils from the benefitting schools.