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Ogun State Government has called for the cooperation of private school owners, to further improve and develop the standard of education in the State.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu who made this statement during a congratulatory visit, to his office by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), said education standard could be improved if the association do what was expected of them, such as payment of renewal fees and filling of data forms.
Prof. Arigbabu assured that government on its part would continue to formulate qualitative educational policies and programmes, that are capable of corresponding international standards, calling on individuals and corporate organisations to support the government in achieving its desired goals in the sector.
“I need to state here that it becomes the duties of both the government and the association to monitor and maintain educational standard, as well as ensuring quality delivery of teaching and learning in schools. Government desire quality that will correspond with international standards and we must achieve it together.
“We must look at issues and solve them together. We’re suppose to be partners in progress and on our part as government, we are going to make sure schools are upgraded. For smooth operations, you need to pay your renewal fees and ensure timely response to data submission as requested by the ministry”, he said.
Earlier in her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye posited that to attain educational standard, dialogue was key, assuring that the ministry is ready to receive and attend to issues bothering the private school owners in the State.
The President, NAPPS, Dr. Lawrence Olumide appreciated the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, for listening to their agitations by appointing an education expert as the Commissioner.
He therefore advised that for standard to be improved and desired change to be initiated, government must consider and address problems facing the sector.