Ogun State Government says it has taken steps to closely monitor activities in its public schools through the introduction of Education Delivery Unit.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who Stated this at a breakfast meeting, organised by the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce in Lagos, said the Unit would enable government know what was going on in the Schools on daily basis.
“We have introduced Education Delivery Unit to closely monitor deliverables in our schools. We want to ensure that what needed to be done is done, including keeping the school environment and the toilets clean at all times.
“We have seen that Edo State is making progress in primary education, we may adopt their model. We are giving identity numbers to our students and their teachers, so that we can know their whereabouts at any point in time. We are also introducing e-learning, where instructional tablets would be given to our students, to ensure that uniform curriculum is taught in our schools”, he said.
He said government was currently rehabilitating 236 primary schools and Primary Health Centres across the State, saying, the rehabilitation would continue until all schools in the State attain required standards.
On the Ogun/Lagos Joint Commission, Prince Abiodun said officials of the two States have met and worked out modalities on areas of cooperation, which included agriculture, with particular reference on rice production, waste management and development of infrastructure at the border towns.
He said the South West states have flouted a security outfit “Amotekun” to tackle insecurity in the region, adding that his administration was working towards providing adequate security, infrastructure, good health and education to the people and investors.
Governor Abiodun while stressing the need for a seaport in the State, described the Olokola Deep sea port project as “missed opportunity”, noted that dry ports were needed to take advantage of the new railway line which crisscross the two States, to bring development to the corridors.
He called for Federal government’s support to tackle flooding, saying, the course of looking for creative funding options for the State’s numerous projects, has started with the process of floating a Bond.
Also speaking, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the defunct Lagos/Ogun mega city project conceived in 2005, could not take off, due to lack of political will, assuring that it would be revived through the Joint Commission.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, noted that, it was imperative for the two States to work on their comparative advantage and cooperate in the area of agriculture, water supply and sharing of information on security issues.
Speaking earlier, the Life Patron of Nigeria/South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Oba Otudeko, called on the Governors to complete all uncompleted projects left behind by their predecessors and involve the private sector to bring about rapid development in their states.