The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration would continue to deploy funds and resources towards improving on the educational standard of the State.
The Governor stated this while declaring open 2020 All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Ogun State branch, 40th Annual Congress, held at Babcock University Stadium, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, the Governor said since the inception of his administration, his government has continued to review its strategy in the education industry in line with the world best practices.
“Indeed, the legacy laid by our forebears by creating a conducive environment for the teaching and learning process, particularly in all the public primary and secondary schools, including tertiary institution in state will be continued to sustain and maintain its dignity,” Abiodun said
He added that part of the good policy of the government was deliberate and calculated ideas in improving welfare, wellbeing and wellness of the teaching and non-teaching staff in all secondary schools.
He also noted that promotion of over 10,000 teaching and non-teaching staff for 2016 and 2017 i was a pointer to the commitment to quality education in the State, noting that efforts were at the advanced stage for conducting the 2018, 2019 and 2020 promotion exercise.
He, however, sought more support and cooperation from school heads and other relevant stakeholders towards the continued development of the educational sector in the State.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, said the state government was committed to transforming the comatose state of the education sector, while calling on ANCOPSS and other relevant stakeholders for more support, as successful implementation of government policies requires the concerted effort of all.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Ogun State ANCOPSS President, Dr (Mrs) Ayodele Olubunmi Womiloju, said the essence of the annual congress was to provide a veritable platform for all Principals of public Secondary Schools in the state to come together and examine issues of relevance and importance in education, adding that as school administrators, all efforts must be made to restore good and sound academic culture back to schools.
While commending Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration for the giant strides in education sector, Dr Womiloju promised that ANCOPSS shall continue to cooperate, synergise and collaborate with the State government towards achieving the desired goals in the sector.