Ogun State Government has called for the support and cooperation of major stakeholders and community leaders to compliment government efforts in restoring the standard of schools across the State.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo said this at a meeting with Education Rescue Team from Imeko-Afon area of Yewa Division led by Lisa of Imeko, Chief Sina Adejobi, held at the Conference Room of the Ministry in Abeokuta, where she addressed the agitation of the team on the state of education in their community.
Mrs. Soyombo highlighted some of the achievements of the present administration in Imeko-Afon Local Government, to include facilitation of about 38 projects for both Public Primary and Junior Secondary Schools, under the Universal Basic Education Commission Intervention Programme, promising that the present administration would ensure dividends of democracy get to all and sundry.
“Since the inception of the Dapo Abiodun led-administration in the State, a lot have been achieved, especially in the education sector. We have adopted about 28 community schools with 578 teachers, other infrastructures like school libraries, toilet facilities among others will also be in place. Having said that, I will like to solicit the support of all good people of the Local Government in rebuilding the falling standard of education in the State”, Soyombo submitted.
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Teaching Service Commission, Mrs. Mojisola Dosunmu, represented by the Director of Information, Mr. Kehinde Onasanya, described the meeting as strategic, assuring the stakeholders that government would continue to ensure fairness in the distribution of teaching aids across schools in the State.
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Olalekan Kuye appreciated the elders from Imeko-Afon for being passionate about educational development of their people, promising that government would look into their request.
In her remark, the President, All Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Dr. Olubunmi Womiloju said the body has been the vanguard on issues being presented, appealing to indigenous philanthropists to work with the State Government towards improving the standard of education in the council area.
Commenting, the Education Rescue Team lead, Chief Sina Adejobi said schools in the area were faced with diverse problems ranging from shortage of teachers, inadequate infrastructures, lack of standard laboratories and libraries, pledging to support government in achieving set goals in the education sector.