Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said the state had committed about N61bn to fund education in the state in the last seven years.
He said N46bn out of this figure was spent on all the state-owned tertiary institutions in the last seven years, while N15bn was committed to public secondary schools.
Ajimobi stated this on Wednesday while inaugurating the Oba Akinbiyi Model School at Mokola, Ibadan, one of the model schools constructed by his administration.
The governor had earlier in the day sworn in 11 newly-appointed permanent secretaries, while he later inaugurated the newly-constructed Ijokodo-Apete Road, now named Ambassador Olu Saanu Road, as well as Challenge-Efunsetan Road named after the late governor Lam Adeshina.
The governor said, “As an administration, we have presided over the most focused, prudent and responsible management of available resources for the maximum benefit of our people for eight years.
“Underpinning every step we have taken is our desire for quality in whatever we do. Aside from the three model schools, renovation of many blocks of classrooms in over 100 secondary schools across the state was recently carried out.
“We have spent close to N46bn on the funding of state-owned tertiary institutions in the last seven years. If you divide it by seven, it means we have spent close to N7bn every year on education.
“This administration has succeeded in repositioning all tertiary institutions owned by the state, setting them on the path of financial prudence for sustainable management and development.”