The Ogun State Government has described the contributions of donors to the development of education, as a gesture that will enhance teaching and learning in schools.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu said this during commissioning of Ultra-modern hostel facilities donated by Mr. and Mrs. Abayomi Fujah to Ebenezer Grammar School, Iberekodo, Abeokuta and 65th Founder’s Day anniversary of the school.
Arigbabu noted that government is achieving more in its Public Private Partnership initiative to improve the education sector, saying the infrastructural upgrade of the school was a testament of collaborative efforts, responsibility and commitment to a global cause.
“This humanitarian gesture of the donors, towards their alma mater, is an impressive initiative, which I believe will significantly enhance learning culture, therefore as a representative of the government and good people of the State, I express my deepest gratitude to the donors”, he said.
The Commissioner charged the teachers and learners to maximise the opportunities provided to ensure higher levels of learning, that would scale-up their academic performances and competitive exploits, encouraging them to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities.
In his response, the donors said the project was not to glorify any individual, but to the development of the school, progress of the State and betterment of the country at large.
In his address, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Oludayo Okunade said the students have been provided with a conducive environment that would aid learning, enjoining them to make good use of the amenities, for higher and better education potentials.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Principal of Ebenezer Grammar School (Senior), Mr. Stephen Adebo lauded the donors for their contributions to the infrastructural development of the school, calling on other well-meaning individuals to emulate the gesture.