Ogun Govt.Increases Running Cost To Schools, Tightens Security - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, February 22, 2021

Ogun Govt.Increases Running Cost To Schools, Tightens Security

Ogun State Government has approved an  increased in the running costs  of its  schools in the state

The government explained that the payment of monthly allocations from N17 million to N39 million, would also use  to tighten security around schools, so as to enhance its smooth running and tackle security challenges.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu who revealed this during the 56th Founder's Day Anniversary of Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu, said that the increased running cost would ensure that there was no hinderance for any student willing to go to school.

Arigbabu  explained that Governor Dapo Abiodun had  instructed the ministry to work closely with principals, to ensure that adequate security is provided in schools,

He added that government would not wait until there is security crisis before taking action.

His words,"Governor Dapo Abiodun declared ‘Emergency’ in the education sector when he came on board. He decided to follow-up with appropriate action, part of it was to make sure that access is actually made available for students of school age, so that there will be no impediment for any student that will want to go to school, so all levies were abolished to"

"Because of that, the Governor went ahead to approve running costs for all principals and head teachers. Just recently, he approved an increment in running cost to make them manage their schools better. This is significant because on a monthly basis, we use to release about N17 million, that has increased to N39 million, aside the examination logistics for its successful conduct", Arigbabu said.

Similarly, the Commissioner also disclosed that.the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration has approved N5.5m to support the school in ensuring a successful hosting of  AIONIAN games 2021,while appreciating the level of preparedness by Remo Secondary School to host  the  game. 

Arigbabu who said this during a monitoring exercise to Remo High School and School for Children with Special Needs, Sagamu, posited that the present administration is optimistic about caring for children living with disabilities.

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