Ogun State government has reaffirmed its resolve to ensure that children in the State have access to quality education, just as it was ready to open up the Professor T.O. Ogunlesi Model College, Ogijo, in Sagamu Local Government, in order to decongest the only existing school in the area.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo made this known during an inspection tour to the Model College, revealing that the opening up of the new school was essential, as the old and only existing school in the community has been overcrowded, thereby not allowing for effective teaching and learning.
Mrs. Soyombo said the agenda of the Governor Dapo Abiodun led-administration was to improve the standard of education and make the learning environment conducive for all children, saying education remained a priority and tool to secure the future of children in the State.
Also remarking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye revealed that students have been using make shifts as classrooms, hence the need for the provision of another school for the Ogijo community, as well as accommodate children from nearby villages.
She commended Governor Abiodun for being a listening leader, as opening up of the school would give the children access to good education and bring progress to the community.
In his welcome address, the Ologijo of Ogijo, Oba Kazeem Gbadamosi while appreciating the Governor for responding to the plight of the people of Ogijo, said the community had been deprived of quality education but with government’s intervention, ‘’the future of our children is bright’’.
Oba Gbadamosi promised that the new school would be adequately taken care of and would continue to support the ‘’Building our Future Together’’ agenda, soliciting for more government’s presence in other aspects to ensure development of the community.
While reacting, some of the indigenes, Messrs. Kehinde Gbenga and Olumide Opeolu expressed delight over the development, appealing to the government for provision of more job opportunities for the youths and consider them for a technical and vocational college.