Abiodun Praises Self For Introducing Policies That Promote Academic Excellence In Ogun's Education Sector - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Abiodun Praises Self For Introducing Policies That Promote Academic Excellence In Ogun's Education Sector

Governor Dapo Abiodun has    attributed the various academic feats recorded by students and pupils in the education sector to the reforms introduced by his administration in Ogun State in less than four years

The governor who tasked parents and guardians to do more in the upbringing of their children and wards, to enable them be useful to the society in this 21st century, was speaking in Abeokuta at a stakeholders’ meeting with parents in Egba region of the State, noting that today's children  are quite different from those of yesteryears, hence the need to adopt modern parenting methods suited for them.

These reforms, according to him, include  the introduction of Learners Identification Number (LIN) that captures the academic performance of students in both public and private schools, payment of running cost to schools, the appointment of Principal/Headmaster General, renovation of schools, the computerisation of schools recorded, among others.

"You can see that our children of today are different from the ones we had in the past. For instance, you can send your child out of the house if he or she commit an offence and would come back to beg you, but if you send them out of the house these days, he or she will not come back, so we need new ways to handle", he told them.

" It is imperative to teach our children and wards how to behave in this 21st century and that is why we call this meeting. It is an opportunity for robust engagement on how to guide our children”, the governor stated 

Prince Abiodun appealed to the parents to guide and rein on their children not to engage in hooliganism or be used as thugs in the forthcoming elections, but to obtain their Permanent Voters’ Cards to vote in the elections.

Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, said the government in the last three and a half years had carried out several reforms aimed at taking education to a greater height in the State.

In her contribution, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, said the State government had approved the takeover of 28 community schools with adequate teaching and non-teaching staff, adding that schools have been receiving running costs.

Soyombo said the meeting which was the first of its kind in the State was called to deliberate on how to handle today's children with their peculiarities, to enable them to live a successful life in the future.

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