Ogun State government has commended Beyond Remittance Group (BRG) for partnering into the adopt a school programme agenda of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration in order to revive schools across the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu gave this commendation during the launch of ‘Summer Reading and Writing Program’ organised by BRG for students of Simawa High School, Simawa.
Arigbabu revealed that individuals, old students association, corporate groups has been joining hands together with government to ensure that schools are made conducive for teaching and learning activities, while still calling for more synergy to revitalize the education sector.
“What Beyond Remittances Group is doing is keying into the agenda of this administration which it to turn around the state of our schools. As an individual or group, we can contribute our quota to change the situation of things. Our aim is to see Ogun State claim his position as the education capital of the country”, Arigbabu said.
In his address, the Fadesewa of Simawa, Oba Gbenga Sonuga appreciated the Governor for the massive change being recorded in the state since inception of his administration, especially in the education sector, positing that with such interventions, students would be able to learn without any encumbrances.
In his welcome address, the Country Director of BRG, Mr. Adekunle Adeyemo said that the initiative was the organisation vision to help improve the quality of education and also create equity in the public primary and secondary schools system in Nigeria.
He highlighted some of the its programme for the school to include, construction of additional classrooms to complement the existing ones, continued coaching classes for the learners as an after school programme, supply of course materials for students, introduction of free internet service for the school and so more.