Ogun to install surveillance cameras in schools

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The Ogun government on Thursday said it was working out modalities to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in all public schools across the state.

Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, disclosed this in Abeokuta during a sensitisation programme, organised for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), educators and stakeholders in the education sector.

The commissioner explained that it was important to ensure maximum security, monitoring of infrastructure, teaching and learning activities in the schools.

Arigbabu noted that the installation of the cameras would start with the 42 flagship schools.

He opined that the present administration had decided to introduce a STEM Intensive Teaching Methodology in senior secondary schools through Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) and Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI), to further impart the learners.

The state is in process of installing cameras in schools, starting with the 42 flagship schools, to monitor activities in schools directly from the Ministry,” he said.

Arigbabu stated that the pillars of Ogun State Education Revitalisation Agenda (OGSERA) which are curriculum development, management, technology integration into teaching and learning, revenue funding and infrastructure development were driven by technology and was yielding desired results.

Giving an overview of the sensitisation programme, the Acting Project Manager, Skill Development, Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP), Mr. Fatai Osunsanya said the event was to empower educators.

Osunsanya added that the programme was meant to increase students’ engagement in mathematics and science subjects, towards transforming learning activities in schools.

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