Ogun state government has emphasized the need for spirited individuals, old students association, organisations and others to support government efforts in the education sector that would bring turnaround academic excellence, as it commissioned a 10-unit toilet facility and potable water borehole projects at the Owu Community Comprehensive High School, Elere-Adubi, Itori.
The Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu made this call during the commissioning, where he said that in order to actualise desirable changes in the sector, it would continue to require efforts of individuals and global communities to function maximally.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Director, Secondary and Higher Education department, Mr. Olanrewaju Erinle, said that the present administration has placed so much emphasis and invested hugely in the sector, which was visible in the massive construction and renovation of school buildings across the state, prompt payment of teachers’ salaries, recruitment of teachers through the OGUNTEACH interns to support the teaching force.
“Education is the lifeline of every modern society, and we therefore cannot deny the fact it requires the intensive efforts of individuals and organisations for its functioning. The present infrastructure upgrade in Own Community Comprehensive High School, Elere-Adubi is an evidence of shared responsibility and demonstrations of commitment to global cause.
His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun has placed so much emphasis on education and consequently invested hugely in the sector. I therefore use this medium to call on individuals, association and organisations to emulate this noble gesture”, Arigbabu said.
He opined that the facilities would ensure proper standard of hygiene for both teachers and students, he therefore urged the school to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring maintenance of the infrastructure.
In his address, the National President of the association, Architect Alani Enitan, revealed that the projects was embarked on to improve the sanitary facilities in the school, hence, the construction of the 10-unit toilet facility and potable water borehole to promote hygiene and healthy well-being of both the staff and students.
The national president, who appreciated the intervention of the state government in the areas of infrastructure and academic support, which he described as long overdue, promised that the association would continue to remain resolute and committed to the upliftment of the school.
In his welcome address, the Principal of the school, Mr. Afolabi Ogunbiyi expressed gratitude towards the old students association for deeming it fit to give back to their alma mater, while soliciting for more of their support in other areas in the school.