June 11, 2024

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Oyo primary school teachers get car loans

Oyo State Government has approved the immediate release of car loans for primary school teachers, across all zones in the state.

This was announced in Ibadan, Friday by state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) co-ordinating director Mr. Jacob Dairo, who stated that the loan is coming as a palliative to teachers in the state.

He said the loan which is to be distributed in many tranches is to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy, on Oyo State primary school teachers.

According to him, the scheme was approved by Gov. Seyi Makinde, who has instructed that the loans be provided to all teachers, without favoritism.

Dairo, therefore, advised the eligible beneficiaries to use the support judiciously, for the intended purpose.

The facility which is to be granted by financial institutions, is to be redeemed within 40 months.

Meanwhile, state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Salihu Abdulwaheed has expressed readiness to work with all stakeholders in the Education sector.

He made the pledge when he paid a visit to the Directorate of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, where he assured that the state government woulddue course, recruit more teachers into the basic education sub-sector.

The commissioner added that the current administration would ensure training of staff members, for all-round success of the government.

For his part, Mr. Dairo promised a more robust working relationship between the board and the ministry.

Dairo also acknowledged that to ensure a paradigm shift in the education sector, all education-related boards (parastatals) must work in tandem with the parent ministry.