Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde
MONDAY, 25th October, 2021: The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde had on Saturday said the government under his administration, will continue to support the Government College Ibadan (GCI), as well as other schools in the state to achieve their fullest educational potential.
The governor stated this in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, at the Government College Ibadan, during the commissioning of several projects facilitated by old students of the Institution.
The governor, who was commended by the GCIOBA for his administration’s support to the institution, especially in the area of teachers' posting, further reiterated his administration’s determination in ensuring that Oyo state becomes a forerunner of education in the country.
He said, "In the education sector, you will always have challenges no matter how good the system is. But there will always be room for improvement. "We have challenges with the teachers, the quality of teachers and also getting parents to know that the government will try but they have the primary responsibility to train their children. “So we have to do more in those areas and once those areas can complement what we are doing, I think Oyo State is well on its way to becoming the first educationally,”
Speaking further, the governor maintained that the Government College Ibadan (GCI) had become a massive construction site as a result of the interventions of the Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA).
In his words, “The main issue I can see here today is that this is almost like a massive construction site. You see one project or the other going on everywhere here, being championed by the Old Students Association of the Government College, Ibadan.
"I think most of us have one or two things to learn and, from the result that you can see, as a government, we will support them to the fullest extent possible. "I want to assure that they will get whatever they need from the government.”
At the event, Governor Makinde commissioned the GCI Main Road reconstructed by Mr. Bolanle Babalakin, SAN, the renovated Powell House Hostel; Carr House Hostel; the GCI Health and Wellness Hub; a Lecture Theatre and the GCI Museum.