Category: Ministry Of Education, Science And Technology

Makinde Commissions Block Of Classrooms, French Teaching Facilities

Oyo State Executive Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, on Friday Commissioned a block of 4 classrooms, an administrative office building, and toilet facilities for French teaching and documentation.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye and accompanied by the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jerome Pasquier held that the facilities will further deepen collaborations between Oyo State and the French Government.

Makinde while delivering his speech at the project commissioning held at Iyaganku in Ibadan on Friday, noted that the block of classrooms was just one of the results of collaborations between the Oyo State Government and the French Government.

He said “the Commissioning of this block of classrooms that we are witnessing today is just one of the results of the collaborations between the Oyo State Government and the French Government.

“We acceded to a request to release funds for a block of classrooms with an office building and toilet facilities but these collaborations are by no means one sided.

“The French Government has provided funding for other projects happening here in Oyo State, for example, our plan to complete 200km of roads in the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) is supported by the French Government,” he said.

The Governor also explained that his administration has officially launched the Support to Women Entrepreneurship in Agri-food sector in Nigeria (SEFAN/SWEAN) Programme, an initiative which aims to empower women capacity in agribusiness, stressing that the French Government has also been very collaborative and supportive in that area.

“So, let me again thank the French Ambassador, His Excellency Jerome Pasquier, for all the support his Government has given us in the past two years. As I said earlier in the day, when you get three visits in two years from the representatives of one country, it is safe to say you have gone from being acquaintances to becoming friends. And so, we thank you for this friendship.

“Our prayer is that these collaborations continue. Let me quickly talk about the significance of this centre located here in Oyo State.

“Despite the popularity and wide usage of English, French is still considered a major language of international relations, here in West Africa, we have countries where French is their official language.

“Even here in Oyo State, some of our closest international neighbors are French speaking countries. So if we are looking to trade across borders then we need countries like this, which promotes the learning and teaching of the language.

“The classrooms and office that we are commissioning today will further serve the needs of the students and administrative staff, and what we are hoping for is further expansion so that this place goes from being a regional to a national and even international centre for learning French.”

Speaking earlier in line with the Governor’s submission, The Commissioner for Education represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaja Aminat Atere noted that Oyo State and Nigeria could not overlook French because the country is surrounded by French speaking countries like Republics of Benin, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon stressing that it was this factor that necessitated officially declaring French as Nigeria’s second official language in 1966 and afterwards made compulsory in the nation’s educational system from primary to secondary school levels.

“In order to support the Government’s efforts in improving teaching and learning of the language, French Government established in 2002 two major projects out of which is creation of Center for French Teaching and Documentation (CFTD) in Enugu, Ibadan, and Jos,” Olaleye noted.

The State Governor however, reaffirmed his commitment to providing equal access to quality and sound education for all residents in the State regardless of social strata.


Wasiu Olatunbosun (P.hd),

Honorable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,



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15 First Class Applicants Scale Through CBT Test As Oyo Releases Cut-Off Marks

The Oyo State Government has released the cut-off marks for successful applicants who wrote the Computer Based Test (CBT) for the recruitment of Education Officers, between Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 8th April 2021 at the Bayo Akande Hall, University of Ibadan, Ajibode, Ibadan.

The Chairman, Oyo State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Aderibigbe Kamorudeen Abiodun, confirmed this, during a chat with   journalists on Monday.

The Chairman affirmed that all necessary steps and due considerations have been taken before concluding on the cut-off marks for each of the twenty six  subject areas on which the applicants were tested.

Alhaji Aderibigbe commended the applicants brilliant performances in the test, noting that the applicants were all university graduates.

He attributed the good performance of the applicants to their educational backgrounds, adding that fifteen of the applicants hold first class degrees in their various disciplines.

He added that some others also posses second-class honors, upper and lower divisions while very few of them had third class in their special fields.

Some of those with single Honors also possess educational bias certificates such as National Certificate in Education (NCE), Grade 2 Teachers Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas in Education .

“You will recall that the Civil Service Commission, had between Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th April 2021, conducted the Computer Based Test for prospective Education Officers, only Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty-Six (5266) out of the Fourteen Thousand applications received were shortlisted, through the States job portal.

“A total of Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty One (3321) finally sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT).

“Only Six Hundred and Ninety Two vacancies exist for the Education Officers Cadre and the best applicants will be recruited, based on their qualifications, performance at the CBT and the Commission’s interview.”

According to him, the Consultants, who are education experts, will conduct the interview to ascertain the capabilities of the applicants and genuineness of their credentials.

Alhaji Aderibigbe noted that all the successful applicants will be given two weeks notice to be aware of the interview dates so they can access and print out letters of invitations for the interview from the Oyo State job portal.

Alhaji Aderibigbe further applauded the magnanimity of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, for allowing merit and competence as well as consideration of geo–political zones in all recruitments, to avoid lopsidedness, because according to him, the Governor was elected by all the zones in the State.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun (P.hd),

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,


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Barrister Olaleye Congratulates New Principals

A one day induction ceremony / seminar was organised by All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS) for the newly appointed principals of public secondary schools in the State. The seminar held on Monday 7th April 2022 at the Ilaji Hotel and Sport resort Akanran was to expose the new principals to administrative experience.

Speaking at the event, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye congratulated the newly appointed principals and charged them to face the new role and responsibilities to raise a good future leaders. The Commissioner further advised them to cooperate with the Ministry and relate with the field officers in compliance with circulars and timely supply of data used in formulating educational policies. He promised he will always be available to all education agencies to give support in carrying out the statutory duties to achieve a desired result. Present at the occasion were the State Chairman TESCOM,  ANCOPPS State President, Director Quality Assurance, TESCOM Zonal Heads, NUT State Exco and many others.

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Makinde Begins Distribution of Over 2.7 Million Exercise Books to Oyo Students

‘Govt.  ‘ll continue to pay attention, provide resources for education’s growth’

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday, kickstarted the distribution of over 2.7 Million free exercise books to all students in public secondary schools in Oyo State, stating that the move is part of efforts to improve the quality of education and give opportunities to students from all backgrounds in the State.

The Governor, while making a symbolic presentation of the free exercise books to some students from selected secondary schools in the State, at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan, said that his administration will continue to pay more attention and put in more resources to the education sector.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Government has approved the payment of school grants to public schools in the State.

He added that his administration will always welcome constructive criticism that can assist the Government of the day.

On the school grants, the Governor maintained that his Government would continue to invest in education, stating that renovation of public schools and distribution of school furniture to students across the schools in the State would be made through the direct resources of the State.

He urged all Stakeholders to work with the Government and not play politics with the future of our children, saying: “We believe, as a Government, that if we get it right at the primary and secondary school levels, if we have sound products coming out of our secondary schools, we would have been 70 per cent on point in terms of what we want to achieve in education.

“In the days ahead, we are taking the issue of infrastructure in our schools seriously. We will be having new chairs and tables. We will continue to renovate the schools through the direct resources of the State.

“I will use this opportunity to call on all stakeholders to work with the Government and not play politics with the future of our children. If we are doing certain things right, tell us. And if we are falling short in certain areas, tell us also because this is our future and we should all work together to ensure that the future is really secure and guaranteed.”

The Governor also reiterated that in Oyo State there is a freedom to practise religion and that no one can divide the people of the State through religion.

“Last week, I was reading in a place that in Oyo State, we don’t allow students to wear Hijab but I can see some students here wearing their Hijab and no one is harassing them. For us here, we give freedom to practice religion. Nobody can divide us through religion,” he said.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said that the distribution of free exercise books to students was to promote Education in the State.

He added that the Government is giving out more than 2.7 million exercise books to all secondary schools in Oyo State for the year 2021.



Taiwo Adisa

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde

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Oyo Govt Adjusts School Calendar

…Appreciates Stakeholders on Adherence To Covid-19 Regulations

In order to conform with the agreement reached by the Federal Government and the West African Examination (more…)

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Oyo State Civil Service Commission Vacancies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment into various ministries as indicated below

Staff Vacancies In The Ministry Of Justice

Staff Vacancy In The Ministry Of Education, Science & Technology[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”50″][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-balance-scale” add_icon=”true” title=”STAFF VACANCIES IN THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE” tab_id=”1593379946106-bab4e505-024a”][vc_column_text]Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment into the posts of State Counsels and Senior State Counsels in the Ministry of Justice, Oyo State.

Requirements and qualifications

Post : State Counsels, GL. 09


By direct appointment of a candidate who is legally qualified to pract1ce as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria.

Post: Senior State Counsel, GL. 10


By direct appointment of a candidate possessing the qualification specified for State Counsel, GL.09 above plus at least one year post-call cognate experience.

Conditions of Service

Each of the posts is pensionable and in case of new entrants into Public service, their appointment will be on probation for a period of two (2) years. Other conditions of service will be as prescribed, for the time being, for officers of equivalent grades in the Civil Service of Oyo State of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, it is to be noted that the Oyo State Civil Service Commission reserves the right for final selection as deemed fit

Method of Application

Interested candidates should visit the Oyo State Government website to complete the application forms and submit same as appropriate.

Closing: Application and submission will close on Friday, 10th July, 2020.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cogs” add_icon=”true” title=”STAFF VACANCY IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY” tab_id=”1593379946158-caff9e5c-7f0c”][vc_column_text]Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment into the post of Education officer in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Oyo State.

Requirements and qualifications

Post: Education Officer, GL. 08


  1. A degree in Education or in any other relevant subject from a recognised University.
  2. A degree in a relevant subject plus a post-graduate certificate in Education
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Yoruba Language
  • Social Studies
  • Basic science
  • French
  • Business studies
  • Agricultural Science
  • Physical Health Education
  • Christian/ Islamic Religion Study
  • Basic Technology
  • Home Economics
  • History
  • Civil Education
  • Security Education
  • Literature in English
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Geography
  • Technical Drawing
  • Biology
  • Data Processing
  • Commerce
  • Fine Art
  • Creative and Cultural Art
  • Food/Nutrition
  • Book-Keeping & Accounts
  • Catering & Craft Practice
  • ICT/Computer science
  • Guidance and Counselling

Conditions of Service

Each of the posts is pensionable and in case of new entrants into Public service, their appointment will be on probation for a period of two (2) years. Other conditions of service will be as prescribed, for the time being, for officers of equivalent grades in the Civil Service of Oyo State of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, it is to be noted that the Oyo State Civil Service Commission reserves the right for final selection as deemed fit.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should visit the Oyo State Government website to complete the application forms and submit same as appropriate.

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Oyo Commences Radio Lessons For Primary School Pupils

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Oyo State School-On-Air: Airtel To Give 500MB Data To Each Participating Student

The Oyo State Task Force has disclosed that the School-on-Air programme is designed to fill the gap for Students in SS3.

The acting Chairman of the State COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, disclosed this in a statement released on Saturday, April 4, 2020, shortly after the regular review meeting of the Task Force.

Prof. Alonge noted that the School-On-Air Programme is supported by Airtel with a donation of 500mb of data to each participating student.

The Task Force acting Chairman said in the statement that: “The Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, who briefed the Task Force, said the programme being run on the Radio and Television Channels of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), was already reaching between 60 and 70 percent of the student population.

The Task Force was further alerted to the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to roll out palliatives to residents of the State within a short while.

The statement noted that the Ministry of Special Duties and Women Affairs and Social Inclusion are working out the modalities for the distribution of the palliatives in a way that would ensure the people who are really in need are directly reached.


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Oyo State Ministry of Education Press Release

Oyo State Ministry of Education is aware of the protest at the Government College Ibadan. We are currently engaging with all the stakeholders involved, and the position of this administration is that no child will be sent out of school.

The population of students continue to increase in public schools due to the inclusive policy of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde and many of out of school children are now back into their various classrooms.

His Excellency has already made the provision to increase the capacity of classrooms, more school’s infrastructure, more teachers and materials. All these are going through the implementation process and will soon be visible to the members of the public.

In the meantime, we are appealing to the parents and teachers to take precautions during this talk among the stakeholders and the joint press will be released shortly.

Finally, the mandate of our administration on education remains the same, prioritizing free qualitative and economic driven education to address the key challenges so much that no child is left behind in the acquisition of holistic knowledge.



Prof D K Shangodoyin

Honourable Commissioner for Education, Oyo State.

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Oyo To Promote, Honour Teachers According To Students’ Performance

Oyo State Government has declared that public school teachers would henceforth be promoted and honoured according to their diligence and efficiency, as reflected in the overall performance of their students in external examinations.

The declaration was on Wednesday made by the Chairman, Oyo State Post-primary Schools Teaching Service Commission {TESCOM} at an Interactive session he had with School Managers, Saki zone, Oke Ogun, that was held at main hall of Ansaru Deen High School, Saki, as he hinted that a committee has been set up by the Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to have data and measurement of individual teacher across the State after which he would personally award the most efficient among them.

He said promotion of teachers would no more be ‘business as usual’ as the State administration has concluded plans to award excellency, based on measures of efficient and productive input by teachers to make their students excel in external examinations, adding that workers’ remuneration that have always been a major cause of worry before the Seyi Makinde administration came to office has been overcome.

”You can see that our Government is a listening one, we are here today to have some feedback, tell us which area we need to improve as Government and I can assure you that era of unpaid salary has gone forever as this administration will continue to make prompt payment of salary its priority.

“In the last promotion that we did where over eight hundred (800) teachers got promoted, there were no report on the beneficiaries, everybody was just moved together at the same time, though we believe our teachers are noble, good and hard-working but we may have some bad eggs, who are lazy and might have might have scaled through without been qualified and the hard-working ones will be feeling cheated.

“This is why we are contemplating that at the end of every year, there must be reports on our teachers’ conducts and activities, teachers that are sanctified to be good and efficient need not wait for general promotion, they will be promoted and honoured as at when due.”

According to the Chairman, the interactive session which had started with Saki Zone is to be held across the Six Zones in the State and was meant to maintain a good rapport between the Commission and its teachers.

Earlier in her welcome address, Saki zonal head,  Deaconess Aderonke Oladoyinbo appreciated the giant stride taken by the present Government under the leadership of Engr. Seyi Makinde towards improvement of the educational sector.

“This Government is playing a great role to ameliorate the plights of teachers and even students by regular payment of monthly salaries, 13 month even paid, issuance of car loan to teachers, mass promotion of teachers that have stagnated on GL 15, provision of almost 23% of State Budget on Education, free distribution of note and textbooks, intervention classes and many more.”

Oladoyinbo then called on teachers to reciprocate the good gesture of the present administration and cooperate with the government by being efficient at their duty posts.




Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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