Femi Onireti expresses optimism as 30.2 % of free JAMB form beneficiaries passes, charges students, others

Femi Onireti expresses optimism as 30.2 % of free JAMB form beneficiaries passes, charges students, others


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Onireti, has expressed optimism over the performance of students that enjoyed the free JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) forms initiative of his foundation in conjunctions with Ogbomoso Progressive Elite Club (OPEC) in 2024.


Onireti in a statement said out of 43 beneficiaries whose results were made available only 13 of them scored above 200 which represents 30.2 percent.

He observed that though the performance does not appear to be the best he is of the opinion that their intervention has produced a data for proper analysis that has enabled a glimpse into the feat of students in the five local government areas of Ogbomoso zone, thereby expressing hope things will get better.

A breakdown of the results on local government basis presented by the education committee of OPEC comprising Comrade Dokun Alamu, Comrade Tujuade Adedoyin and Mr. Origade Adegbite, shows that Ogbomoso South local government recorded the highest percentage of 44.4% i.e. 4 students out of 9 beneficiaries scored above 200; Ogbomoso North recorded 37.75% with 5 out of 16 candidates notching above 200; Ogo-Oluwa, 37.5%, that is 3 out of 8 students; Surulere, 16.6%, that is 1 student of 6; while Oriire posted the poorest, 0% with none of the 4 beneficiaries scoring above 200.


The analysis further reveals that a student from Ogo-Oluwa local government, Abiodun Israel Victor, posted the highest result of 256 among the beneficiaries. The next four are Dairo Testimony from Ogbomoso North (245), Joseph Peace Onyobai from Ogbomoso North (238), Andrew Mba Covenant from Ogo-Oluwa (237) and Farayola Ruth Oreoluwa from Ogbomoso South (230).

To select the beneficiaries all public secondary schools in the zone were invited to send two representatives each to sit for a qualifying test of which the best enjoyed the free JAMB forms.

Onireti, who contested the 2023 House of Representatives’ seat for Ogbomoso North/Ogbomoso South/Oriire federal constituency congratulated students who recorded good performance, urging them not to rest on their oars, just as he charged those whose results are below par not to lose hope but to strive harder for better performance in the future.

“I want to congratulate the students who recorded good results they should not rest on their oars but continue to seek excellence. In the same vein, my encouragement goes to those whose results are not impressive, they should not be dejected, rather they should put in more efforts in the future, it is never easy to make it.,” he remarked.

He now charged stakeholders, “Education is a matter of public importance, I therefore call on stakeholders in Ogbomoso zone to come together to help improve on the academic performance of our children. Parents, teachers, students themselves, philanthropists, socio-cultural organizations, old students, community leaders and so on need to rally to support government to revitalize education in the zone.”

The Ogbomoso-born politician further harped, “Our community looks forward to a more robust future and to achieve that, the young ones of today must be helped to gear up in their educational pursuit. It is only concerted efforts towards educational revitalization that can make our brothers and sisters occupy boardroom positions in the future and have the opportunities of helping our community grow and build on the legacies of our illustrious fathers”


He however assured on his part that he would continue to contribute towards promoting quality education towards academic excellence.

“In this report, l present the complete performance base report of the 2024 beneficiaries of the free JAMB forms, which I sponsored in partnership with Ogbomoso Progressive Club, OPEC. It is in furtherance of my commitment to quality education and academic excellence of our children in Ogbomoso zone.

“I assure I won’t stop in my pursuit of educational excellence of our wards. With our little resources we will continue to try our best. We encourage others to do their best too. Education is a legacy we must promote, in order to promote our constituencies,” he added.

Recall early this year Femi Onireti awarded bursaries to students who performed excellently in the 2023 JAMB exams and secured admission, with the highest performer in Ogbomoso zone receiving full scholarship to study medicine and surgery at the university of her choice.

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