By the turn of the 1990s, the status of the education sector in our country displayed worrying signals of decay in terms of quality of curriculum and content, competences and character. For us parents, who were educated a few decades earlier when education was significantly in the hands of missionaries, the differences and decline were simply alarming. Some of us gathered one evening after a church service and heard of a case of immorality in a particular school. Our lamentation went on for a while when one of us asked whether all the lamentation would solve the issue or whether we would still not send our children to same schools following day. So, 'why don’t we see what we could practically do about it?’
17 May, 2017
About Oritamefa Baptist Model School
The idea of starting a secondary school was conceived about fourteen years ago (1996) when it was discovered. That:
Most of our prospective secondary school students were roaming the streets as a result of the incessant strikes embarked upon by teachers in the public secondary schools in Oyo State. Also, most of the brilliant students from Oritamefa Baptist School could not be absorbed into International school, Ibadan because of lack of space. Many were forced to travel long distances to attend the Federal Government School, a situation which led to accident, and sometimes, death of Children during the long journeys.
The Church therefore decided to pray about the possibility of establishing a school and God answered the prayer. With the approval of the Oyo State Government, Oritamefa Baptist Model School took off with 115 students, 9 teachers and three non - teaching staff on the 23rd of September, 1996.