Ogun state government has concluded plans to hold the maiden edition of Education Summit to address issues affecting the sector with a view to proffering solutions to them.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota who disclosed this at a press conference held at Governor’s Office Press Centre, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noted that education stakeholders from the 36 States of the Federation would converge in the state to brainstorm on salient issues bordering on the sector towards engendering policies that would revitalize the sector.
She explained that the summit with theme ‘’Affordable Qualitative Education, Pursuit of Excellence’’ was apt as to address the issues emanating from the agenda setting session of the state government on its five cardinal programmes especially education, which according to her had culminated into summit.
“Education is a right and not a privilege, Ogun State has with a sense of duty and responsibility made education first in its Five Cardinal Programmes since it came on board. We have in the beginning of this year had an agenda setting session with His Excellency where each of the Five Cardinal Programmes were strongly reviewed, and as an anchor of that interaction, we are set to hold an education summit where all stakeholders in the education sector can come together, deliberate on the successes of the past with considerable investment made by the administration so as to review the outcome so far and also propose the next step’’, she said.
Mujota said the summit would attract educationists and other stakeholders across the country to deliberate and cross-fertilize ideas that would become a substantive policy framework for the sector, saying ‘’we want actionable plans that will be stand the test of time’’.
The Education Commissioner noted that the summit which was scheduled to hold between Monday May22 and Tuesday 23, 2017 would have participants drawn from private and public schools, Parent Teachers Associations, market women, Religious Associations, State Universal Basic Education Board, Teaching Service Commission, Past Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries.