Ogun: Governor Abiodun Vows To Declare State Of Emergency In Educational Sector - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ogun: Governor Abiodun Vows To Declare State Of Emergency In Educational Sector

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun addressing journalists behind him are, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele and Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Worried by the appalling state of the educational sector in the state, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his government would focus on primary to tertiary schools education to revive the education sector of the state. 

Prince Abiodun equally added that, his administration might declare a state of emergency in the education sector to change the poor performances of the students in national examinations.

The governor made this known on Thursday to newsmen after meeting with the body of permanent secretaries and security chiefs in the state. 

He said, "We are going to look at every programmes of this government through prism of settling down. We have to focus on primary and tertiary education.

"We have to bring them up from the scratch. Yes, we have the largest number of schools in the country.  However, performances of our students are on the decline. We may be declaring emergency in the education sector."

Speaking on the state of rural roads, Abiodun lamented the state of rural roads across the state, the worrisome condition he said he discovered during campaigns. 

"In the course of our campaign, we realised that one of the major disconnect between the government and the people was the poor state of rural and township infrastructure. And this government will place premium on maintaining and repairing and rural and township roads."

Speaking with journalists shortly after meeting with security chiefs in the state, governor Abiodun assured the good people of Ogun State that his government would establish farm settlement and industrial hub across the three senatorial districts of the state. 

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