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Ogun set to renovate 236 blocks of classrooms 

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 The Ogun government says efforts are in top gear to commence the rehabilitation of 236 blocks of classrooms in schools across all wards in the state .
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Olu Aikulola , said this while defending the 2019 budget performance of the ministry in Abeokuta before members of Ogun Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology.
The permanent secretary noted that it was important to provide conducive environment towards developing purposeful and inclusive educational system that would in turn produce learners who could compete favourably with their counterparts across the globe.
Aikulola said that the Gov.  Dapo Abiodun led administration upon assumption of office, liaise with concerned stakeholders including the Ministry to compiled a comprehensive list of schools which needed to be given a face-lift across the council areas.
He expressed confidence that the renovations when completed, would go a long way to encourage the practises of teaching and learning between teacher and students.
He added that  the Ministry which had 20 Zonal Offices, eight government owned science and technology colleges and a functional government technical and vocational centre, generated over N833 million between January and June.
He said  that the state government had equally approved the extension of the Teach for Nigeria (TFN) Scheme for another period of four years tenure
He said that the government had  found it expedient to further engage the scheme which was put in place by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that scout for young graduates from various field of studies with passion for teaching.
He remarked that the operatives in the scheme which were posted to various primary schools across the state to complement the existing workforce, applied modern ways of teaching .
Responding, Mr Adeyemi Ademuyiwa,  House Committee Chairman ,  said that education remained the bedrock of advancement of any developing nation,.
He called  for holistic reform of the ministry to further improve on it performance, particularly in the provision of infrastructure and manpower improvement.
Adeyemi tasked the Ministry to look inwards towards exploring necessary means to promote the teachings of technical and vocational education.
 He added that technical and vocational education could provide more employment opportunities, thereby serving as catalyst for improving the economy of the nation.

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