As part of efforts to tackle the menace of out-of-school children, Ogun State Government says, it will fish out illegal and unapproved schools whose learners are not captured by the government for proper provision and accountability.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu made this known in Abeokuta, while receiving the new executive of Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON), stating that it was mandatory for all private schools operating in the State to register with the government for them to be carried along with the policies needed for them to be successful in their operations, encouraging the primary school administrators to give a good account of themselves for productivity.
Arigbabu mentioned other giant strides of the government for effective teaching and learning activities to include, integration of the OgunTEACh interns to gradually tackle manpower deficiencies in schools, strengthening security awareness, provision of gadgets to teachers, at a subsidised rate for better discharge of their duties, charging them on identifying new ideas that would ensure better performance.
He described AOPSHON as a responsible and focused association, adding that the government would continue to appreciate its support in revitalising the educational system, with a promise to prioritise teachers’ welfare and wellbeing.
In his address, the Chairman of the Association, Comrade Dauda Sanusi commended the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration for its numerous achievements in the sector, especially the introduction of LIN that had helped drastically to reduce learners’ truancies and misbehavior, as well as the prompt and regular payment of teacher’s salaries in the State.