The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that the present state of education sector in Ogun State was worrisome, hence needed urgent attention.
The Governor made this known during the Swearing-in Ceremony and inaugural speech alongside the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako at MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta.
He said it was so worrisome with regards to poor funding moribund project, non payment of deductions, unpaid salaries, controversial Campos relocation, hasty appointment to mention but a few.
Abiodun said the best legacy of Ogun state educational sector in years back was been eroded by past education policies, adding that his government would invest heavily in education and increased budget allocation on yearly basis for the sector to meet the 26% UNESCO benchmark.
The Governor said his adminstration would also implement the Universal Basic Education Act as well as ensure free education for all Children of Primary and Junior Secondary School, adding that welfare of teachers would be given priority in other to ensure best brains are attracted and retained in the system.
Prince Abiodun said upgrading and renovation of teaching facilities would also be given priority to pave way for improved learning environment for pupils. He added Information Communication Technology (ICT) education would be made compulsory in all Secondary Schools.
“I will prioritize teachers education by increasing funding for Tai Solarin Education, Training and retraining of teachers, emphasize the promotion of Science and Technical Education in our Secondary Schools, make compulsory ICT education in Secondary School and introduce special education curriculum in some selected Schools” the Governor said.
The ceremony witnessed very high profile personalities from all works of live, the Paramount Rulers and all sons and daughters of Ogun State indigenes home and abroad with a special rendition of Birthday song to facilitate with his Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun.