Public Health Lecture in Honour of Late Professor Joshua Dada Adeniyi

A Public lecture titled Joshua Adeniyi: CHAMPION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY PUBLIC HEALTH was today held by Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan in honour of Late Prof (Chief) Joshua Dada Adeniyi OON JP Agbaakin of kisi-land and Abese of Apomu.

Guest Lecturer at the Public Lecture, Professor William Brieger MPH,CHES,DRPH Atunluse Of Idere, Otun Baasegun Of Igbo-Ora Professor, Health System Program, Department Of International Health, The John Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health. The Chairman of the occasion, Professor Isaac Adewole, Honourable Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria who was ably represented at the event, held at the B.O. Oshuntokun Auditorium, College Of Medicine, University College Hospital. Ibadan.

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Fatal Accident on Lagos Ibadan expressway, driver burnt.

A very fatal accident happened at Adeojo area on the Lagos Ibadan expressway this Sunday afternoon when a white space bus flipped over on the expressway while trying to escape from NURTW taskforce

IbadanCity Announcer reporter who arrived at the accident scene few minutes after it happened gathered from the people at the scene of the accident that the driver of the bus was driving to Lagos from Ibadan but he was picking passengers along the expressway when he saw some members of the National Union Of Road Transport Workers Task Force Members coming after him and while he was trying to avoid being caught by the NURTW Task force the bus ran into pothole, tumbled and caught fire instantly.

The driver and some passengers trapped in the bus got burnt beyond recognition while 2 other passengers escaped with injuries.

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Super Mentor Leke Alder in Ibadan for #Discovery2016 Conference

Brand specialist, Mentor, Motivational Speaker and Author of the life changing online teaching series letr2jack, letr2jil Mr Leke Alder was in Ibadan today as the main speaker at the annual discovery series held at the prestigious Mauve 21 event centre, MKO Abiola way Ring Road Ibadan. The #discovery2016 conference was put together by the Mr Enoch Durotoye.


Mr Leke Aider at the events
Mr Leke Alder at the event

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The people of Oyo State, Nigeria and indeed the whole world will recall the highly condemnable events of Monday 6th June 2016 which witnessed violence and wanton destruction of government property and those of individuals and corporate bodies by students and teachers of some schools in Oyo State.

This violent activity threatened the peace and security of the state and endangered the lives of the students who participated in this breach of peace and affront on constituted authority. Consequently, the Oyo State Government was constrained to shut down public schools throughout the State to safeguard the lives of the students and protect the lives and property of the citizenry; a decision that was taken in the line of its primary duty of ensuring peace and safety in the state.



In the past few days, there have been concerns on the proposed partnerships on education in Oyo State, some genuine and others intentionally misguided.

But here are the frequently asked questions on the Education partnership in Oyo State and the issue of the NLC.

What is the name of this new education management initiative?

Participatory Management of Public Secondary Schools in Oyo State

Why is the OYSG returning schools to the

This initiative is not about returning schools to any body(ies). The government is simply inviting all interested stakeholders (not necessarily former owners, missionaries and communities) to partner with it in the sustainable management of public secondary schools.

Is the government selling/ceding/privatizing public schools?

We are NOT ceding, selling or privatizing public schools. The government’s intention is to partner with interested stakeholders who wish to support the government in the management of these schools. They may be alumni associations, communities, or philanthropists.

How many of the public schools will be affected

Presumably less than 10 per cent of the 631 public secondary schools in Oyo State are likely to be involved in this partnership.

Will the school fees be affordable for the poor?

Government will moderate fees in the affected schools to ensure affordability, apart from the availability of alternatives within the same environment, whose facilities will also undergo facility upgrade.

The beauty of the proposed partnership is that students in the schools likely to be affected is that current students from JSS II to SSS III will continue to enjoy free education and not pay school fees until they graduate.

What happens to the quality of the schools that do not benefit from the proposed partnerships?

All public schools in Oyo State are currently undergoing assessment and improvements, not only in the areas of infrastructure but even in terms of curricular development.

The recently introduced N1,000 education levy in public schools is meant for this purpose in addition to other investments intended for their upgrade and development..

How will the intended programme be prevented from favouring urban centres at the detriment of rural schools?

The planned programme is open to all senatorial districts of the state, without restriction to any particular areas.

Was this part of the APC Manifesto?
What was part of the APC Manifesto is to provide our people with qualitative education that is affordable and sustainable.

Has this idea been successfully test-run anywhere else?

Lagos, Ogun, and many Eastern states have successfully run various partnership models that ensure the engagement/support of the private sector working alongside their respective Ministries of Education.

Was the main reason for this partnership wage bill reduction?

Not at all. The main reason is to allow for the participation of interested stakeholders in the management of our secondary schools for the greater good of our students, their parents/ guardians as well as our education management system.

HE Gov. Abiola Ajimobi

How about fears of possible religious conflicts arising from this proposal?
There shouldn’t be any fears. The Government intends to ensure freedom of religious preferences through  its regulatory mechanisms and shall stoutly resist any form of religious imposition or intolerance. Our religious diversity will be maintained.

How will this proposal affect the promotion, salary, gratuity of the teachers?

Fist of all, all teachers are at liberty to choose between staying with their present employer (Government) and whoever becomes the partnering entity. In either case, such employee/employer  issues can easily be sorted out on terms and conditions that are mutually agreeable to both parties. Suffice to say that Government will not leave any teacher at the mercy of any of its partners since government will always remain an active regulator of the relationships and standards of engagement.

Was the NLC/NUT invited for the stakeholders’ meeting?

Like other stakeholders, they were formally invited via letters that were duly received, acknowledged and signed for. There is documentary evidence to back this up.

How true is the claim that the NLC was violent during the protest?

They came, not only chanting abusive songs against the person of the Governor and his top aides, they rough-handled the SSG and other officials, armed with stones and other weapons. They needlessly upturned tables, chairs and other items of furniture inside the hall where the event was to hold. They chased out and booed invited participants already seated for the meeting.
Who ordered the arrest of the NLC leadership?

The Oyo State Government did not order the arrest of the labour leaders as it is not the prerogative of the government to order anybody’s arrest. Only Security agencies and the Law Courts have the constitutional responsibility of doing that as part of their duties of maintaining law and order.

What happens if this proposal eventually fails to enjoy popular support from stakeholders?

We do not expect an idea whose purpose is for the greater good of the majority to be unpopular. In any case, we should not preempt the outcome of the forum. In the unlikely event of a rejection of the proposal by the majority however, Government will certainly submit to the established popular opinion

My highest regards

Fadoju Babajide