The Law that established the Ministry of Education was enacted on 14th April 1955. In February 2016, the Ministry metamorphosed to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Our Vision

To ensure that citizens of the State have a holistic growth through affordable quality education and all round development of sound minds in the fields of technology, sciences commerce and humanities with total cognizance to the values, norms and belief of the entire constituents of the State. It therefore seeks to provide quality education for all Nigerians regardless of gender, ethnicity, social background and geographical location to develop the individual into a sound and effective citizen.

Our Mission

Achieving free, qualitative and economic driven education to address the key challenges in the sector so much that no child is left behind in the acquisition of holistic knowledge.

Our Objectives

  • Advise the Government on development of education, science and technology policies
  • Successfully implement Government policies on education, science and technology
  • Totally eradicate illiteracy from the State through formal and non-formal education
  • Promote and harness science and technology research and their application for socio – economic development, job and wealth creation
  • Ensure sufficient competent professionals in all disciplines to meet the educational needs as required in science and technology
  • Diversify and improve the quality of education, science and technology in line with the provisions of the national policy on education
  • Issue guidelines on higher and special education programmes of the Government in accordance with stated policy objectives
  • Pay particular attention to the development of science, mathematics and technology with a view to accelerating the industrial and technological advancement of the State
  • Liaise with the Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders as may be directed concerning education, science and technology
  • Promote the practical application of research results to the development of commercial products
  • Strengthen collaboration of the Ministry with higher institutions in the State on scientific research
  • Scout, harness and nurture potentialities for local conjunction with project analysis and implementationPromote, support and sustain the spread of Information Communication technology (ICT) knowledge and skills throughout the State, particularly among the workforce, youths and schools.


2011 Provision of learning materials Provision and Distribution of 80 leaves Customized Higher Education Notebooks to Public Secondary Schools students.

  • To assist the pupils/students in having learning materials.
  • To reduce failure in school due to lack of writing notes.
  • Improved teaching- learning in schools.
  • Enhanced teachers effectiveness in school.

2011 Promotion Promotions for all categories of staff

  • To remove stagnancy in civil service
  • To promote career progression of all categories of staff
  • To motivate all workers thus improve their productivity
  • Motivate staff of all cadre to maximize their potentials
  • Improved quality service delivery

2012-2015 Payment of WAEC Fees. Payment of WAEC fees for the Senior Secondary School Students (SS3) between 2012 and 2015.
Distribution of Science equipment.

  • Purchase  and Distribution of Science equipment and Home Economic Materials to Public Secondary Schools across the State to the tune of N70 Million
  • Purchase  and Distribution of Science equipment and Home Economic Materials to Public Secondary Schools across the State to the tune of N32 Million;
  • Purchase  and Distribution of Science equipment and Home Economic Materials to Public Secondary Schools across the State to the tune of N35.459 Million;
  • to promote qualitative Science Education  in the State. (i) teaching/learning of sciences and vocational skills was improved

User-owner vehicles were procured for the thirty three (33) Local Inspectors of Education (LIEs) to facilitate easy monitoring of schools in their jurisdictions.

  • To facilitate easy monitoring of schools in their jurisdictions.
  • To ensure quality education service delivery in all schools in the State.
  • Monitoring and inspectorate activities was intensified at all LGAs
  • Quality of education management and administration was improved in schools.

2013 Construction of Schools Construction of three (3) Model Schools

  • Increase in enrollment in the schools
  • provide model and standard for secondary education in the State
    construction is on-going7. 2013-2016 Provision of Furniture Provision of Furniture for 180 Public Secondary Schools
  • To provide conducive teaching/learning environments
  • Improved conducive teaching/learning environment
  • Congestion in classroom was reduced

2013 Subvention to Special Education Increment in subvention to special schools by 300%

  • To provide conducive teaching/learning environments
  • Increase in enrollment in special schools in the State
  • Children with special needs were catered for
  • Enrollment in special schools increased

2013 Provision of Basic Textbooks Procurement and Distribution of English Language and Mathematics Textbooks to all Public Secondary Schools’ Libraries.

  • To assist the pupils/students in having learning materials
  • To reduce failure in school due to lack of writing notes
  • Availability of relevant textbooks in core subjects in the school library
  • Reading culture was promoted among the students

2013 Recruitment of 115 Education officers

  • To fill the existing vacancy in the workforce
  • To promote productivity in civil service delivery
  • To ensure continuity in civil service rules and procedures
  • Quality of teaching and coverage were enhanced in Ministry controlled schools
  • Senior officers in schools were moved to higher and more challenging responsibilities

2013 Procurement of three (3) Nissan and one

  • Toyota Hilux Double Cabin Utility Vehicles to carry out a collaborative monitoring of public secondary schools across the state by University of Ibadan officials.
  • To facilitate easy monitoring of schools in their jurisdictions.
  • To ensure quality education service delivery in all schools in the State
  • Quality Assurance was strengthen
  • Improved output in the education sector through execution of all forms of inspection and monitoring

2014-2016 Competitions and Sporting Activities Laurels were worn in various school sporting events at the regional and national levels;

  •  Nestle Milo Basketball Championship
  • Oyo State came Ist in the  Under 15 Etisalat football Championship at the Regional level.
  • Oyo State came Ist in the Under 15 Etisalat School Cup football Championship at the National level.
  • Oyo State came Ist in the   Under 15 Copa Coca Cola School Cup Tournament football at the National level.
  • To improve students’ academic performance
  • To promote students participation in sporting activities
  • To discover and develop raw talents in field of sport at the grass root
  • To promote healthy rivalry among students in sports and academics
  • Students psychomotor domain of education was enhanced in all schools
  • Healthy and agile students are being produced
  • Improved involvement in academic performance as a result of mental exercise through sports
  • New talents were discovered and developed

2014 Procurement of Office equipment.

  • Procurement and distribution of office equipment to the Zonal and Local Education offices in the state.
  • To ensure prompt service delivery at the LIEs and ZIEs Offices.
  • Enhance productivity
  • Initiated proper data management at LGAs level.

2014 Autonomy of Polytechnics. The Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa polytechnics became autonomous in July, 2014. They were erstwhile satellite campuses of The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

  • To promote technical education in the State.
  • To produce self-sustaining graduates who will be employers of labour

2014 Oyo State College of Agriculture, Igbo-Ora    The college migrated from a Monotechnic to Polytechnic and was renamed as The Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora.

  • To promote technical education in the State.
  • To produce self-sustaining graduates who will be employer of labour

2015 Rehabilitation of Library at the Headquarters Rehabilitation of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s Library.

  • To establish and maintain a library and documentation services at MES&T HOS.
  • To provide such services as are usually provided by libraries of the highest standard;
  • Enhance reading culture of staff of the Ministry
  • Provide standard for school library as a model

2015 Renovation Renovation of the Ministry’s Conference room and the 3 main Registries in the Ministry

  • To improve aesthetic design of HQs conference room
  • To provide befitting and conducive environment
  • To attract visitors to MES&T thus enhancing PPP
  • Attract contractors/visitors to the Headquarters
  • Promote motivating conducive working environment

2016 Autonomy of The College of Education, Lanlate.

  • The College of Education, Lanlate, became autonomous when it was granted a provisional approval by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to mount NCE programmes.
  • It was an erstwhile satellite campus of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.

2016 Art and Crafts in Special Schools Execution of Arts and Crafts Exhibition for handicapped children.

  • To develop creative skills in the pupils/students
  • To equip the pupil for entrepreneurship skills thus make them independent financially
  • Students applied learned skills in producing art work such bead, basic electrical installation etc
  • Impart entrepreneurial skills in students

2016 Instructional  Materials/teaching aids Procurement of Teaching/Learning Equipment for Special Schools

  • To facilitate learning through the use of specialized learning aids
  • Improved teaching- learning in schools
  • Enhanced teachers effectiveness in school

2016 Improvement in Students Academic Performance

  • Oyo State had the best WAEC result in 2015.
  • Improvement in Oyo State rating to 2nd position in NECO SSCE  performance as  a result of various strategies put in place to enhance standard, such as;
    • Enforcement of 80% school/class attendance as requisite for students to sit for examinations.
    • Cancellation of automatic promotions from a class to the next higher class.
    • Introduction of compulsory extramural classes
    • Setting up of Zonal Education Monitoring Committees.
    • Setting up of Zonal anti-cultism committee.
    • Secondment of Primary school teachers with  Masters and first degree to Secondary schools.
    • Enforcement of zero tolerance policy on Examination Malpractices among students in the State.
    • To improve students’ academic performance
    • To improve academic standard in Oyo State’s schools
    • To ensure compliance with the Government policy on education as well as curriculum contents
  • Oyo State came 2nd in 2016 NECO/SSC June/July examination

2017 Technical University Establishment of Technical University, Ibadan

  • To promote entrepreneurial education at university level
  • To produce self-sustaining graduates who will be employer of labour.

2017 School Governing Board Inauguration of School Governing Board for Public Secondary Schools

  • To facilitate an all inclusive education
  • To impart positively in curriculum delivery
  • To ensure a child friendly school environment through provision of adequate/necessary infrastructure
  • To ensure prudent application of available resources
    Just inaugurated






r. Abidoye BabalolaJan. 1976 – Dec. 1976
Prof. (Mrs) Bolanle AweJan. 1977 –   Sept. 1979
Mr Mojisoluwa AkinfenwaOct. 1980 – Sept. 1983
Dr Busari AdebisiOct. 1983 –  Dec.  1983
Deacon Odegbenjo AderoumiJan. 1984-   Dec.  1985
Alhaji Mudasiru BalogunJan.  1986 –  May.  1987
Alhaji Muritala LapadeJune   1987 –  March 1989
Mrs Oyewumi AbimbolaMarch 1989 – Sept. 1990
Alhaja Silifat AjaoSept. 1990 –July 1991
Engr. Gbade GbadamosiAug. 1991 – Sept .1991
Mr Ezekiel Abidoye OkeJan. 1992 – Aug. 1992
Chief (Dr) Oluwole FagbemiSept 1992 –Dec. 1993
Dr (Mrs) Alice Mubo OlaoyeJan 1994 – Oct 1997
Dr (Mrs) Bolanle ToyibatNov.1997 – June 1998
Alhaji Nurudeen OlarindeJuly 1998 – May 1999
Dr Adeniyi Akanji AdelakunJune 1999  – May 2001
Chief (Dr) Ambaliyu Morohunkola ThomasJune 2001 – May 2003
Dr Abdul Jeleel Adebayo AmoloyeJune 2003 – Dec 2005
Prof Nureni Olajide OlaworeFeb 2006 – Dec. 2006
Hon. Amos Adesope AyoolaJan 2007 – May 2007
Prof. Nureni Olajide Olawore
Prof Taoheed Adedoja
Dr. Nureni Aderemi AdeniranNov. 2010 – May 2011
Mrs Adetokunbo FayokunJune 2011 – Sept 2013
Prof. Solomon Oladapo OlaniyonuNov. 2013 – May 2015
Prof. Joseph Adeniyi OlowofelaJune 2016 – 2019.
Prof.Daud kehinde SangodoyinAug. 2019 – Till date.
Chief(Mrs) V.O Ajayi
Chief M.O. MojoyinolaFeb. 1994 – Aug 1994
Alhaji Y.A. BalogunAug 1994 – Jan 1996
Mr K.O. BolajiJan 1996 –    Dec. 1996
Alhaji S.A Akande (JP)Jan 1997 – Dec. 1997
Mr. A.S. AdelakunJan 1998 – June 1999
Mr J.O. AladeJuly 1999 – Dec. 1999
Mrs Akinbode M.AJan 2000 –  July 2001
Mrs J.A. FawusiJuly 2001 – July 2002
Dr. A.O. AboderinAug 2003 – Feb. 2005
Mrs .O.A .ObileyeMarch 2005 – May 2007
Mr. O.O. AkanmuJune 2007 – June 2008
Mrs. R.A. AdebisiJune 2008 – Sept 2008
Mr. S.O. AdegokeSept. 2008 – Feb. 2010
Mr. W.A. EniadeMay 2011 – June 2011
Dr. B.V.A. Bello (JP)Feb. 2010 – May 2011
Dr. B.V.A. Bello (JP)Sept. 2011 – Feb. 2014
Mrs Ibipo AlapiniFeb. 2014 – Aug. 2014
Mrs Aderonke Olufunmilayo MakanjuolaMarch 2015 – Aug. 2019
Arch. Adebowale Kizito BalogunAug. 2019 – Till date
1.IBADAN CITYMr. L.A. KareemLeaf  Road, NTC, Iyaganku, Ibadan.08066428357
2.IBADAN LESS CITYMrs. O. M. OladejiMethodist High School, Lagos Ibadan Expressway08032882584
3.IBARAPAMr. S. O. OladokunBehind Gbole Maternity Centre, Igbo-OraIbarapa Zonal Education Office08056166875
4.IREPON. JobiZonal Education Office Irepo08037148025
5KAJOLAMr. K. A. OyetosoAlong Ilua Road, Okeho08034378520


OGBOMOSOMr. O. A. OgundipeAtenda, Ogbomoso08056046756
7.OYOMr. V. A. OlugbemiAwe, Oyo08030756887
8.SAKIMr. J. A. AdebayoAbataOgun Saki, Oyo State08033592905
1.AFIJIOMr. K. O. OlatunjiJobele07063690137
2.AKINYELEMr. P. A. AlagbeMoniya08034915835
3.ATIBAMrs. O. OyedeleOfaMetta, Oyo08033865459
4.ATISBOMr. S. A. JimohTede07051228676
5.EGBEDAMr. T. A. AyodeleEgbeda08035653272
6.IBADAN NORTHMrs. A. A. AkindeleOpposite Yidi along Nigerian Immigration Road, Ibadan.08026009440
7.IBADAN NORTH EASTMr. W. A. AkinleyeIwo Road08056705763
8.IBADAN NORTH WESTMrs. M. A. ObiladeNTC Road, Iyaganku, Ibadan.08101281163
9.IBADAN SOUTH EASTMrs. O. O. B. SalamiLEO, Leaf Road, Iyaganku, Ibadan.08033590628
10.IBADAN SOUTH WESTMrs. M. F. AkandeAlesinloye08052277612
11.IBARAPA CENTRALMr. J. O. AdediranOld Local Government Sec. opp. Igboora Town Hall.08077429181
12.IBARAPA EASTMr. A. M. AdepojuInside Ibarapa East Local Govt, Eruwa08062268090
13.IBARAPA NORTHMr. A. T. OladapoLG/UBEA Building, Ayete08052464954
14.IDOMr. G. AkintoyeFirst Gate, Owode, Estate Apata, Ibadan.08022653538
15.IREPOMr. S. SalamiIsaleOdo Area, Along Kajomo road, Kisi08056334339
16.ISEYINMr. A. O. OgundareIseyin08078245643
17.ITESIWAJUMr. S. Y. RaheemOtu08034339378
18.IWAJOWAMr. L. I. K. OlapadeIwerele08034123268
19.KAJOLAMr. J. A. AlabiOkeho08036976625
20.LAGELUMrs. S. O. OladipoIyana-Offa08033811412
21.OGO OLUWAMr. S. O. AjaniAjaawa08106205223
22.OGBOMOSO NORTHMr. F. O. OjeladeOjatuntun,Ogbomoso08055066559
23.OGBOMOSO SOUTHMr. E. AdisaKinnira08074008739
24.OLORUNSOGOMr. P. O. OyedokunIgbeti08067233597
25.OLUYOLEMrs. O. O. ObiMethodist High School, Lagos – Ibadan Express way, Ibadan08166748126
26.ONA-ARAMrs. O. O. AdewaleAkanran08036224316
27.OORELOPEMr. S. E. AkinosunIgbooho08055087953
28.ORIIREMrs. O. A. FabekuIkoyi – Ile08062600191
29.OYO EASTMr. M. O. OlajideAlong Awe Road Oyo.08077303392
30.OYO WESTMrs. A. F. AdeolaKosobo08033831712
31.SAKI EASTMr. M. K. OyekanmiAgo Amodu08156389846/


32.SAKI WESTMr. O. A. OduolaSaki08102388253
33.SURULEREMrs. G. M. AdebisiIresaadu08030443280


  • Supervises and monitors the activities of Tertiary Institutions in the State.
  • Treats all the requests and issues relating to Tertiary Institutions in the State.
  • Attends to all issues relating to Students’ Unions of the Tertiary Institutions in the State.
  • Represents the Ministry in the Governing Council and Committee meetings of the State-owned Tertiary Institutions.
  • Processes the registration and monitoring of all Continuing Education/Study Centres in the State.
  • Treats all requests for evaluation of certificates as forwarded by public and private individuals/establishments.



The Applied Science  and Technology  Department of the Ministry is to ensure provision and promotion of qualitative science education below the tertiary level in  Oyo State and promotion of the application of science and technology, especially the indigenous science and technology for socio- economic development, job generation and wealth creation.



  • Formulation of all policy issues relating to science education below the tertiary level in the state.
  • Conduct of competitive entrance examination for admission into the seven schools of science and Igbo Elerin Grammar school.
  • Monitoring of the Schools of Science to ensure qualitative teaching and good moral standards.
  • Procurement and distribution of science equipment and materials to the public secondary schools in the State.
  • Coordination and participation in Annual National Science competitions such as;
    • Cowbell Mathematics Competition;
    • STAN Annual Science Olympiad;
    • NNPC Annual National Science Competition;
    • MAN Annual Competition
    • NMC Annual Mathematics and Science Olympiad;
    • Junior Engineers, technicians and Scientists (JETS)
    • NIP Space Science Competition.
  • Promote and harness Science and Technology research for socio-economic development, job generation and wealth creation.
  • Promote the practical application of research  findings to the development of commercial products.
  • Collaborate with higher and Research Institutions all over the country and abroad on scientific researchers.
  • Scoot harness and nurture potentialities for local technologies as vehicle for socio- economic development.
  • Promote, support and sustain the spread of ICT knowledge and skills throughout the state.
  • Recommend and supervise the implementation of ICT projects.
  • Support operate and manage information technology applications, databases and communication networks in a reliable and efficient manner.



The Directorate is multi-disciplinary and consists of the following divisions and Units:

  • Information and Communication Technology division is made up of three units:-
  • Internet Technical; Computer Development and Services Units.
  • Applied Science Division consists of Bio-technology/Science Development and Alternative Energy Development.
  • Youth Science and Technology Division.

Quality Assurance Department has three (3) units viz:

  • The Inspectorate Services Unit
  • Teachers Affairs Unit and
  • Counselling Unit


 The Department comprises of the following units

  • Planning
  • Research and Statistics


(i) Monitoring of Projects: Construction, Rehabilitation and Provision of furniture for  Secondary Schools

(ii) Coordination of attendance of the State Ministry of Education at JCCE and NCE


(i) Conduct of Annual School Census for Public Secondary Schools and all Private Schools and input of data into EMIS Centre

(ii) Collation and analyzing of WASSCE and NECO SSCE results.

(iii)  Preparation of Annual Budget Estimate for the Ministry

(iv) Participation in UNICEF activities in relation to Statistical Data

(v)  Coordinate issues on encroachment and Land Matters

(vi) Acquisition of land for establishment of Public Schools

(vii) Preparation of Grants for Ministry Controlled Schools.


(i)   Coordinate Self-Help Projects in Secondary Schools

(ii)  Designing of Whole School Development Plan for Secondary Schools.

The Department is in charge of all schools related matters in the State and is divided into the following units:

  • Nursery/Primary, Teacher Unit
  • Secondary Education Unit
  • Physical Education and Sports Unit
  • FLHE/HIV and AIDS Unit
  • School Administration Unit
  • School Fund
  • Arabic/Islamyyat Schools, Internally Displaced Persons and Child labour


The statutory functions of the Examinations Unit are the conduct of various State   Examinations vis–a-vis

  • Screening/Placement Exercise
  • Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)
  • Senior Secondary School I &II (SSS I&II) Promotion Examination
  • Mock examination for SS III students in Public Secondary Schools
  • Compulsory Examination for Civil Servants, Local Government Staff and Others in comparative Positions
  • Issuance of Grade II T.C. Certificate

Confirmation of Primary School Leaving Certificate

Finance and Accounts Department of the Ministry is saddled with the responsibility of taking charge of all the financial activities and accounting duties of the Ministry. Other duties of the department include:-

  • The Director (F&A) and Accountant are the co-signatories to the Account of the Ministry.
  • Advising in the disbursement of funds in the Ministry.
  • Responsible for the development and installation of efficient accounting system of the Ministry with appropriate inbuilt controls.
  • Serving as a member of Departmental Tenders Boards and advising on financial implication of contract terms.
  • Collating the financial returns of Ministry for onward transmission to other M.D.A.
  • Advising on the control and management of fund.
  • Taking charge of the disbursement of funds.
  • Directing replies to and advising the Accounting officer on Audit and Public Accounts Committee queries.
  • Interpretation of Financial Regulations and Treasury Circulars.
  • Advising the Chief Executives the Accounting Officer and other Department Head on accounting matters.

Performing any other functions as may be assigned by the Chief Executive/Account

The department of administration and supplies is the coordinating arm of the Ministry. It handles the Administrative (serving as secretariat at meeting, maintenance of vehicles, buildings, offices and equipment), Supplies (procurement and allocation of items) and personnel (appointment, confirmation, promotion, deployment, leave, transfer of services, posting, retirement). It also handles training and re- training of staff of the Ministry. The department has records, open and confidential registries. It has maintenances, stores, and security and transportation units.

    Schedule of Duty:

  • Implementation of curriculum as formulated by NERDC (Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council)
  • Formatting of Teaching scheme of works for Public Secondary Schools
  • Organizing capacity building workshops/seminar on matters/issues relating to curriculum
  • Review of Textbooks in line with curriculum for pre-primary, primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
  • Production of continuous Assessment Records (students report cards, Blue and Green Books)
  • Selection, acquisition and distribution of core textbooks and instructional materials for schools’ use,
  • Matters affecting publishers and Books

The statutory functions of the Examinations Unit are the conduct of various State   Examinations vis–a-vis

  • Screening/Placement Exercise
  • Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)
  • Senior Secondary School I &II (SSS I&II) Promotion Examination
  • Mock examination for SS III students in Public Secondary Schools
  • Compulsory Examination for Civil Servants, Local Government Staff and Others in comparative Positions
  • Issuance of Grade II T.C. Certificate
  • Confirmation of Primary School Leaving Certificate.


Special Education Department caters for education of the Persons with Special Needs, Nomadic Children and the programme of the gifted children.

Oyo State has consistently invested in its special education programme for the persons with Special Needs and Nomadic Children. To this end, the state finances Special Education Schemes for various categories of persons with disability and nomadic children at primary, secondary and tertiary schools levels.

Special Education in the state can be categorized into primary, secondary and tertiary. The State maintains 19 primary schools out of which 10 are residential with total enrolment of 2,506.

There are 11 secondary special units in the state with an enrolment of 533 students.

There are facilities for Vocational Training for these group of students in the Government Technical College with the enrolment of over 26 students. All special needs pupils/students are exempted from the payment of fees and the state government renders financial assistance to the special needs students in tertiary institutions.

Oyo State maintains 279 Nomadic schools. In order to give equal access to appropriate education for Nomadic Children the Ministry had approved additional 44, totaling 323.



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