The Ogun State Government says it has rehabilitated classrooms, provided and distributed over 14,000 furniture to over 2,000 schools across the state, with a pledge that it would be a continuous exercise.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, stated this on Wednesday in Abeokuta while addressing newsmen.
Arigbabu said the distribution of furniture and other materials to schools had been systematic, revealing that the Gov. Dapo Abiodun led administration had been committed to providing favourable atmosphere for teaching and learning.
The commissioner assured that the state government would not rest on its oars at addressing infrastructural deficit which spans decades in the education sector, to further ensure conducive learning environment.
He solicited the support of well-meaning individuals to join hands with the government in its resolve to promote the wellbeing of both the students and teachers.
“Ogun state has over 2,000 schools and we have been distributing chairs and tables and still doing so.
” On the issue of St. Kizito school, in Ogun Waterside local government, I can tell you we have supplied a new set of chairs and tables immediately.
” The school has benefitted from the first set of furniture distributed earlier this year and we will not rest until our learners study in a better and conducive environment, ” he said.
Arigbabu stated that the state governor gave approval for the construction and distribution of 25,000 chairs and tables which would be in two phases.
He revealed that the first 12,500 had been distributed, while 1,500 out of the second phase had also been distributed to tackle the furniture deficit in the primary, secondary and technical schools across the state.
In his remarks, Alhaji Waheed Odusile, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, affirmed that the school had benefited from the first phase of furniture distributed and had been scheduled for the second phase of distribution.
He noted that the prompt intervention of government to the school was not a knee-jerk reaction to the reported story.