The government of Oyo State has approved the release of the sum of N526 million as running costs for its 2,500 primary schools and about 640 secondary schools.

This was contained in a statement by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, which also confirmed that the sum of N400 million has been advanced to the secondary schools, while the primary schools got the sum of N126 million.

The amount is to cover the running grants of the schools for the first term of the 2019/2020 academic session.

According to the state government, Principals of secondary schools as well as Heads of primary schools across the state have been mandated to open accounts to receive the running grants.