Ogun State Government has assured of its commitment to further prioritise the welfare of the students by rolling out several incentives, such as continuous payment of bursaries, work-study programmes, scholarship awards to outstanding learners, and automatic employment for best-graduating students to further promote quality performance.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun gave this assurance during the Convocation and Induction Ceremony of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, held at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, said his administration had facilitated both human and financial investment in schools, especially tertiary institutions.
Prince Abiodun, represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu revealed that the government in its aim at providing high-quality education affordable to all learners in the State, had approved an annual substantial sum of
N200 million for the enhancement of infrastructures in State-owned school.
He said, “We have facilitated both the human and financial investments, leading to the approval of a substantial sum of two Hundred Million Naira (
N200,000,000.00) from the State Education Trust Fund. This funding is allocated for the enhancement of infrastructure in State-Owned Tertiary Institutions”.
He implored the new inductees to represent the institutions with distinction, upholding the values of dedication and excellence in serving humanity, adding that it is vital to ensure the maintenance of the industry’s best practices at all times.
Earlier in his remark, the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Ayodeji Agboola urged the newly inductees to make it a point of duty to maintain the dignity of the institution, by making formidable impacts in society, through their profession, charging them to be good ambassadors of the State and keep the flag of the institution flying.
Speaking on behalf of other graduands, Taye Olawanle and Hafsoh Adejumo expressed their gratitude to God for the success in their desired academic pursuit, stating that the good educational policies of the State government and relentless efforts of lecturers had contributed to their accomplishments, promising to abide by the admonition.
Two of the parents, Mrs. Osipitan Temitope and Mr. Samuel Akinlose said it gives them joy to witness the tremendous occasion, urging the youth to come up with skills that would enhance nation-building.