In its effort at ensuring quality and efficient schooling in Ogun state, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has inaugurated a 13-member committee, with a charge on them to come up with ideas that would help in improving the standard of education.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo said the committee was saddled with responsibilities of overseeing the management side of schools, to support and challenge schools’ senior leadership team, setting of strategic direction in schools, creating a robust accountability, ensuring financial probity among others.
She stated that the School Based Management Committees would help in bridging the gap between the government and the people, and design programmes towards restoring the lost glory and standards of schools in the State.
According to her, “we are committed to ensuring newly appointed governors are up to speed and effective in their roles as quickly as possible. We would provide a number of services to support you from the start”.
Mrs. Soyombo noted that the State government had achieved a lot within its first year in office, adding that the renovation of primary schools, payment of running cost and the introduction of Ogun Digi-class were part of efforts to improve the sector.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye said the committee was inaugurated to ensure improved educational standard, as well as help students realise their full potentials.
In his acceptance speech, Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Adekunle Adegbite, described the occasion as a good intervention, promising to do all within their capacity to support the present administration at ensuring qualitative teachings and learning in schools.
Adegbite canvassed for support from individuals, Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Old Students Association, Royal Fathers, Community Leaders among others.