As schools across Ogun State resume for the 2021/2022 academic session, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has charged students to be diligent and embrace excellence.
Prof. Arigbabu who led teams from the Ministry on a monitoring exercise to schools in Egba, Ijebu-Ode and Remo axis of the State, said the visit was to ascertain the level of preparedness among schools’ management, teachers and students for the new academic calendar.
The Commissioner expressed satisfaction with the preparedness and cleaning of schools, saying government would continue to create enabling environment for students to learn, while teachers are fully ready to give the best teaching experience, just as the government is working to digitalise school dossiers and results to make it easier and convenient for learners to check their results.
“I am happy that the session is starting on a good note, by God’s grace we expect a good academic session. We have worked relentlessly with the principals to ensure that our classes are not overcrowded. I want to encourage you learners to put in your best, be focused, follow instructions of the school authorities and continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols to protect yourselves and others”, he said.
In their responses, the principals of Abeokuta Grammar School (Senior) and Lisabi Grammar School (Junior), Mr. Oludare Sorinola and Mrs. Olufunmilayo Joseph respectively said teachers were ready to discharge their duties responsively, pointing out that they have set target to adequately prepare students for future endeavours.
Other schools visited include, Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Anglican Girls Grammar School, Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Muslim College in Ijebu-Ode and Remo Secondary School, Sagamu.