Ogun Govt Reassures Students With Special Needs Of Sustenance Of Affordable Education - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Ogun Govt Reassures Students With Special Needs Of Sustenance Of Affordable Education

Ogun State Government has re-assured  students with special needs of the commitment of the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration to sustenance of its  provision of accessible and affordable education, as well as quality living standard 

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by presenters of a programme on physically challenged people, ‘Special People Compass’, on Ogun State Television (OGTV), to his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, saying government had ensured quality education, complementary meals for day students and boarders at Special Needs Schools, to further make teaching and learning easy and interesting to them.

Arigbabu added that several infrastructural interventions such as renovation of classrooms, toilets, hostels, and vocational training centres were carried out in the schools and the cooperating secondary schools, to enhance easy assimilation of knowledge, while the moribund state Braille Book Production Centre was resuscitated, just as the Ministry distributed over 100 wheelchairs and white canes to people living with visual impediment, to aid mobility and punctuality to school.

 "I have always been passionate about the Children with Special Needs, giving them adequate attention at all times. They are never left behind in the Education Revitalisation Agenda of this administration’’, he said.

While underscoring the purpose of their visit, one of the presenters, Mr. Abiodun Omoyayi, commended the present administration on its unrelenting efforts at ensuring that the people with special needs were not redundant, but given equal attention and opportunity, mentioning other areas that need urgent government intervention.

Meanwhile, the commissioner has highlighted interventions of the Prince Dapo Abiodun government towards achieving academic excellence in secondary schools, while receiving the new executive members of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeoukta, saying regular payment of teachers’ salaries, renovation, rehabilitation and building of over 1,000 classrooms, payment of bursaries to indigenous students, payment of running cost, among others were prioritised to further enhance education in the state.

Speaking, the state President of ANCOPSS, Mr. Oluyinka Adekoya, appreciated government for its usual support, pledging allegiance to the present administration’s policies on education.

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