Co-curricular Activities Will Boost Critical Thinking Of Learners-Ogun Education-PS - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, May 6, 2022

Co-curricular Activities Will Boost Critical Thinking Of Learners-Ogun Education-PS

Co-curricular activities such as public speaking, and quizzes, among others, have been said to boost the critical thinking of learners and also help in no small measure to turn around the dwindling education sector.

Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye who stated  this at the State final of the President’s Inter-secondary schools’ debate championship at Abeokuta Grammar School,  said education as a knowledge enhancer would ensure an individual’s ability to develop and as well as improvement of the society.

Ogunleye, represented by the Director, Quality Assurance and Teachers’ Development in the ministry, Mr. Martins Akinsolu noted that the paramount concern of the present administration to sustain the provision of qualitative education coupled with quality assurance would improve the standard of teaching and learning.

Her words,“As a responsible government, the paramount concern of this administration is turning around the dwindling education sector. Therefore, the need to sustain the art of public speaking cannot be overemphasized, as a co-curricular activity that boosts students’ oratory skill and as such must be upheld”

Also speaking the Director, Education Support System, Mrs. Bamidele Makinde  in her welcome address,said the competition would help develop critical thinking skills, builds confident public speaking, provide learners the opportunity to explore real-world topics on issues, and also enable them to learn from their peers.

She disclosed that the winners from the State competition would engage other learners from other southwest States before proceeding to the national for the final rounds.


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