Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr.
Foluso Daramola has said that the Executive Order 001 issued by
Governor Fayemi in 2018 and other policies introduced by the
administration in the education sector have led to a remarkable
improvement in enrollment activities in Public Schools across the
state in the new Academic Session.
The Commissioner, who made this known in Ado-Ekiti, while hosting
members of the Yobe State Policy Strategy/Steering Committee on the
Revitalization of Basic and Secondary Education, stated that various
steps taken by the State Government had brought tremendous positive
changes to the Education Sector.
He disclosed that the State Government will soon embark on renovation
of both Primary and Secondary Schools in the state to make teaching
and learning more conducive.
The Commissioner revealed that Dr. Fayemi-led government within one
year in office had injected huge funds into the sector and has put
Ekiti State in the global map of education.
Mr. Daramola informed the visiting team that Government will accord
more priority to the Education Sector in order to restore the lost
glories of the Ekiti among the comity of states in Nigeria.
The Commissioner highlighted the achievements recorded so far in the
Education Sector within twelve months of the current administration in
the Ekiti State to include: abolishment of all levies and taxes
introduced by the immediate past administration in Public Schools; the
payment of 2018/2019 WAEC registration fees for the entire 13,390 SS3
pupils in Public Secondary Schools in the state and the procurement
and distribution of over three thousand free JAMB forms to indigenes
of the state with six credit passes in WAEC and NECO public
Mr. Daramola further disclosed that the State Government was ready
to give technical support to the Yobe State Government in its quest to
reposition their Education Sector.
Earlier in his address, the Leader of the Team and former Vice
Chancellor of University of Maiduguri, Professor Mala Daura, who is
also the Chairman of the Yobe State Policy Strategy/ Steering
Committee on the Revitalization of Basic and Secondary Education, said
that the Governor of his State, Mai Mala Buni, has declared a State of
Emergency on Education sector.
He disclosed that the team was in Ekiti State to assess and
understudy the Ekiti State Education Sector with a view to replicating
same in Yobe State.
The Team Leader, who is also a Professor of Geomorphology, appreciated
the Ekiti State Government for accepting their request to come for the
Professor Daura announced that Yobe State will establish Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics School (STEM), in their state
with a similar structure to three Government Science Colleges in Ekiti
The Delegation also visited Government Technical College, Ado and
Aquaponics Facility at Gifted International High School, Afao-Ekiti in
Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
Other members of the delegation are: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Education Yobe State, Modu Ma’aji Ajiri, Executive Secretary Science
and Technical School Board Yobe State, Musa Audusalam, Board Secretary
SUBEB, Shettima Buji and others from Academics and Civil Society