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Oyo Assembly summons SUBEB, others on review of textbooks

26 June 2015, 06:42

Ibadan - The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday directed officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), to appear before it on July 7 over choices of textbooks used in schools.

The summons followed a motion moved by Segun Ajanaku (APC-Ibadan South-West II) over periodic review of textbooks.

Ajanaku had noted that books used in public and private primary schools in the state were recommended and reviewed periodically.

He said the review was done by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and Curriculum Development Directorate of the Ministry of Education.

Ajanaku, however, said publishers, schools and "unscrupulous" officials collaborated to review recommended textbooks based on other reasons than knowledge impartation.

According to him, the development has caused non-uniformity of books in schools.

He said the act also frustrated the culture of siblings inheriting books from one another.

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"Urgent steps need to be taken to correct the anomalies and recommended text books should be uniform for ‎students of the same class in public and private schools in the state."

"Recommended textbooks ought not to be reviewed at least for a period of four to five years", Ajanaku said.

Oyatokun Oyeleke (APC-Afijio), ‎prayed the House to invite SUBEB to explain the alleged arbitrary reviews.

Other agencies to appear are the Ministry of Education and National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools.

The media, reports that the Speaker, Micheal Adeyemo, approved the invitation.

Adeyemo said: "the issue raised in the motion is very expedient and we shall be doing a disservice to the sector if nothing is done."

Earlier, a bill to establish a special board for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to boost revenue for the state was presented to the House.



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