A charge has gone to well meaning individuals and organizations in the state to key into the adopt a school project by Prince Dapo Abiodun in his continued bid to reposition the states education sector.
Giving the charge was the Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele during the official handing over of a block of four classrooms at the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Nursery and Primary School, Pakuro, Donated by the Build A School Initiative Africa, BASIA.
Engr Salako-Oyedele added that Education for all is a collective responsibility therefore all parties need to join hands with government to ensure it is an achievable feat as Government alone cannot do it.
She noted that apart from the improving upon the Infrastructural deficit it met on his assumption of duty, Prince Dapo Abiodun has also identified that if properly motivated learners and their teachers will be duly encouraged to do better, this she said is exemplified in the recent recognition and reward of its Academic laureates.
While accepting the donation of Block of classrooms on behalf of the state Government, she appreciated the BASIA group led by its President Dr Victor Ukorebi, for being worthy partners in progress with the Ogun state government.
Engr Salako-Oyedele, admonished the authorities of the school led by its Head Teacher, to use the infrastructure well saying that good maintenance is the only key to the longetivity of anything.
In their seperate remarks, at the occasion, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu and the Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Dr. Femi Majekodummi, represented by the board Secretary, Mr Wasiu Kuye, commended BASIA for its unflinching support to the states education sector, saying the classrooms would compliment Government’s huge investments in the sector, as no government world over has the wherewithal to do it all.
In his remarks, the President and CEO of BASIA, Dr. Victor Ukorebi, said the provision of 6 blocks of classrooms, representing a total of 24 classes has been provided by the NGO, across Ogun State, thereby securing the future of 1,200 students in the state.
He noted it was high time people changed the mindset of what government can do for us, to what can we do to assist government, our communities, schools and villages.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Head Teacher, Obafemi Owode Local Government Nursery and Primary School, Pakuro, Alhaja Muibat Azeez, said the classrooms donated came at a time the school was yearning for more accommodation for the learners, calling on well meaning individuals and corporate organizations to also support government’s effort in its effort towards transforming the state education sector.