Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed that entry forms into the State’s Schools of Science and the Junior Secondary Schools be made free henceforth.
Makinde, in a directive issued through the State Head of Service, Mrs Amidat Ololade Agboola, ordered that placement/screening exercise forms for students into Junior Secondary Schools be made free.
His Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa in a statement on Wednesday also indicated that Makinde had directed that registration forms for admission into Schools of Science in the State be free for all candidates.
The statement further disclosed that fees earlier paid by the categories of students mentioned above be refunded by the management of the respective schools immediately.
According to the statement, the directive by Makinde was in fulfilment of his electioneering campaign promise to promote free and quality education to the citizenry of the State.
EduCeleb.com recalls that the governor had at his inaugural address on 29th May declared the donation of his salaries to the teachers’ pension fund as part of that.
His government appealed to Stakeholders to co-operate with the present administration to ensure that the state assumes its pacesetter status in the education sector.