The Ogun government has called for more public-private participation in education as it remained the bedrock for growth and development of every society.
Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele , the Deputy Governor, who gave the call at the handing over of a block of three classrooms, toilet facilities, borehole with an overhead tank, at Premier Grammar School, Lafenwa, Abeokuta constructed by Build A School Initiative in Africa, (BASIA), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO).
Salako Oyedele explained that the present administration held in high esteem the development of education sector across the state.
The deputy governor stated that youth empowerment remained sacrosanct and reinforced government’s commitment to both sectors in the developmental drive across the State.
Salako-Oyedele expressed delight over the contributions of the NGO Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), saying the organisation had keyed into the ’Building our Future Together’ agenda of Gov. Dapo Abiodun led administration, by supporting to improve lives of the people of the state with their generous donations.
She noted that the donations would go a long way in providing a conducive learning environment for learners and encourage other well-meaning individuals, NGOs and stakeholders in the sector to emulate BASIA to help the state gain its prominence in the comity of states in Nigeria.
In his remarks, the State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, reiterated that the present administration operated an open door policy which welcomes individuals, groups and corporate bodies with a willing heart to partner the state, towards improving the standard of education and educational infrastructure.
In his address, President and Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), Build A School Initiative In Africa (BASIA), Dr. Victor Ukorebi said his organisation recognised with gratitude the priority placed on education by the present administration in the state.
He emphasised that the battle against illiteracy and lack of basic formal education is real.
In his welcome address, the principal, Senior School, Premier Grammar School Lafenwa, Mr. Waheed Salami, appreciated the state government for creating an enabling environment for corporate organisations in their support for education
He called on well-meaning individuals and groups to emulate the kind gesture of the donor.
Speaking on behalf of the students, the Senior girl of the school, miss Adeola Balogun, commended the donor and the state government’s efforts in transforming the state education sector.