OYO State Government has expressed happiness with the news that some non-formal learners, under the Intensive Literacy Programme of Better Education Service Delivery for All programme (BESDA) have been mainstreamed into formal schools.
Speaking during a verification tour of the 21 local government areas implementing BESDA in the state on Thursday, Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board( SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran applauded the new development.
He said, it is a testimonial for both the teachers and government, as the learners have been assessed before been enrolled into the formal schools.
“This is a big plus for us in Oyo State. It shows that BESDA is working for us. Though we do not have the actual figure yet, some non-formal learning centres we visited in certain local governments affirmed that some of their learners have been mainstreamed”, Adeniran boasted.
Dr. Adeniran said it is the aim of the Oyo State Government that the majority of the learners undergoing non-formal education, gain admission into primary schools.
The SUBEB boss thanked the teachers, who work to teach the students basic education, adding that their roles have bridged the gap between the non-formal learners and children in the formal learning centres.
He added that the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration is leaving no stone unturned in reducing the out-of-school menace to the barest minimum in Oyo State.
In her comments, the BESDA Consultant for Oyo State, Prof Modupe Adelabu, who also monitored the verification exercise in some local government areas, commended the impressive turn-out of BESDA in Oyo State.
She applauded the Oyo State Government, through the BESDA Technical Committee, noting that the success of the programme is also her main aim.