Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said about N70 billion is required to overhaul the infrastructure in the state’s education sector.
The governor who stated this at the weekend in Government College, Ibadan, where he commissioned several projects executed by the old students of the school, said the state government would continue to support the old boys’ association to lift the standard of education and restore the old glory of the school.
Makinde, who appreciated the old boys association of the college for its efforts, said the government alone cannot solve all the challenges in the education sector. He appealed to well-meaning individuals, old students associations and others to team up with the government to tramsform the sector.
The governor said most of the projects executed by the GCIOBA were not for the benefit of their children or immediate families but for the next generations of those who would attend the school.
He, therefore, called on other old students’ association not to forget their alma maters by contributing to the growth of their institutions and education in the state through various projects to complement the efforts of the state government.
Makinde said, “Let me first of all use this opportunity to appreciate the Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association.
“Since I came in four years ago, we have worked together to lift the standard of education in Oyo State and to restore the old glory of the Government College, Ibadan,” he said.
The projects commissioned by the governor a state-of-the art 3-in-1 court for basketball, volleyball and handball, refurbished library and two technical education workshops for metal and wood donated by Central Bank of Nigeria in support of technical education.