The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said it will terminate all uncompleted and unexecuted contracts, three years after they were awarded.
The Board Executive Chairman, Dr Nureni Adeniran, revealed this in a statement issued by the Board’s Spokesman, Michael Ogunsina, in Ibadan.
He noted that the Board was contemplating legal action against contractors handling long overdue SUBEB/UBEC projects, which had either been abandoned or executed poorly.
The chairman revealed that some contractors had failed to justify the contracts awarded to them by the past administration in the state, while some of them had abandoned such projects.
As the executive chairman of the Board, Adeniran was able to uncover how contractors had ripped-off the state government with shoddy jobs, after collecting huge sums for the projects.
He disclosed that the Board would, as a matter of duty, recruit security guards to secure public primary schools in the state soon.
The SUBEB chairman stated that this would help to prevent intrusion, invasion and vandalism of public primary schools property in Oyo State.
According to him, the UBEC/SUBEB 2019 Intervention Project would allow the rebuilding of some public primary schools’ perimeter fences.
He remarked that the board had a good synergy with all the relevant security agencies that would assist in securing the public primary schools in the state.
The SUBEB chairman revealed that the contract for four model schools, awarded this year, has been completed, while the fifth is nearing completion.
Adeniran said that the education stakeholders in Oyo State were committed to revamping the sector, including the fixing of problem of inadequate infrastructure.
“The Education family, which includes the Commissioner for Education, the Teaching Service Commission, the Oyo SUBEB Chairman and other relevant stakeholders in the state’s education sector, are developing a holistic and comprehensive approach to resolve the problem of inadequate infrastructure in public schools.
“On the issue of gratuity, what the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led government has paid in just over one year is more than what the past administration has paid in eight years.
“The Board is ready to assist the Ministry of Education in monitoring the common entrance examinations for primary six pupils, to be conducted by the ministry.
“The common entrance examinations had to be postponed because of the ongoing WAEC examinations in schools that are centres for the conduct of the examinations,” he said.
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