The Education Secretary in Akoko North local Government Area of Ondo State, Princess Folakemi Olowolagba-Ogunsile has assured the people of the state that the governor of the state Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu commitment towards education development and at all levels in the state.
Olowolagba-Ogunsile stated this on Monday, at Irun-Akoko during a familiarisation tour and monitoring of primary schools within the Local Government Education Authority, Okeagbe.
She said education takes the lead of prioritised developmental programmes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , administration in the state.
She urged parents and guardians not to get panic over the news of possible cancelation of free education policy by Governor Akeredolu, stressing that no iota of truth in such news.
The policy thrust of the Akeredolu-led administration for the development of basic education at the grassroot can not be underestimated, the Education Secretary stated.
She urged the teachers, headteachers and other staff in schools to double their efforts to deliver quality education to pupils in government schools.
Olowolagba-Ogunsile also encouraged the N-Power teachers in the schools to stand up to their responsibility and add value to education advancement in the state.
Earlier, the Education secretary, met with Head Teachers and executive members of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the council area, where he promised fairly distribution of available teachers within the area as a way to put stop to dearth of teachers in public schools.
She also vowed to intergrate the curriculum and extra curricular activities such as inter schools debate, sports and quiz competition at the basic level across primary schools.
She assured that the state government will prioritize the welfare of teachers, renovate and rehabilitate school buildings and improve on supply of teaching materials and initiate periodical cluster training of teachers to keep them abreast of modern learning and teaching methodologies.
The monitoring team led by the ES included the director of planning and strategies in the council LGEA, Mr. Amehin, the Council NUT chairman, Comrade Ojo, the zonal and council chairmen of Association of Headteachers of Primary Schools in Nigeria (ASHPSoN), Comrades Jegede and Ojo, Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Ehindero and Comrade Ojokule.
The team visited public schools in Irun, Arigidi, Afin, Erusu, Ikaram, Ibaram, Igedege, Ogbagi, Ase and Okeagbe with a courtesy call on the Akala of Ikaram, Oba Andrew Olamoyi Momoh at the Palace where the monarch tasked the team to make positive impact on education development in the council area.