Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has hold a synergy and stategic meeting with the board chairmen and management of the Teaching Service Commission and the State Universal Basic Education Board to map out strategies for the development.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, during the quaterly meeting with agencies, held at the Conference room of the ministry, revealed that the meeting was timely and crucial to the educational development, pointed out that it would help to map out strategies for development in each of the agencies and also to assess the extent at which goals and standards have been achieved.
Arigbabu revealed that education as an instrument for positive change and catalyst for socio-economic emancipation and empowerment at all levels, should be more proactive, resourceful, committed and enterprising in the manner in which they discharge their duties.
The Commissioner opined that it was imperative to brainstormed on the strategies and roadmap for effective implementation of the current administration’s programme and policy in all education sub-sector in the state.
“Our educational system should meet the yearnings and aspirations aimed at producing academically sound, economically self-reliant, morally upright and responsible as well as responsive citizens”, Arigbabu admonished.
He called for better cooperation and synergy amongst the agencies that would foster great achievements for the benefit of all.
While giving their progress report, the Board Chairmen of SUBEB and TESCOM, Dr. Femi Majekodunmi and Evangelist Joshua Olalekan Ifede highlighted some of their efforts, such as re-distribution of teachers, training of staff and placement of principals in schools.
They appreciated the passion of Governor Dapo Abiodun towards restructuring education, with promised that they would not relent in giving their best to make education in the state a pride of all.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa, in his submission said that technical and vocational education should be given priority as others, where he disclosed that industries would be partnering with the agency to train artisans.
In her remarks, The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo said there was need to improve standard at all levels, there should be intense monitoring to schools to ascertained there level of compliance to COVID-19 protocols and the prioritise teachers welfare.