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Abiodun promises to set up committee on rehabilitation of schools

By Charles Coffie-Gyamfi, Abeokuta
15 September 2022   |   3:14 am
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that his administration will soon set up a special committee on the rehabilitation of public schools in the state.

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun. Photo/facebook/dabiodunmfr

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that his administration will soon set up a special committee on the rehabilitation of public schools in the state.

According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun made the promise when he received the Ogun State chapter of the Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON) at the Exco Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

He said that the special committee would look into the public schools that are not included in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) programme.

Besides, the governor informed his visitors that his administration had paid the state counterpart fund to SUBEB with the view to further intervene in the development of basic education.

He further said that the state government would be launching its Education Trust Fund for the purpose of the special committee, adding that funds from the trust fund would assist the committee in the rehabilitation of public schools.

Abiodun, who also noted that his administration had decided to localise the production of school furniture in the state, said that the decision would not only empower more artisans but also ensure they can be held responsible for any shoddy job.

He said that primary school teachers are important to the education value chain, saying that his administration will do all it can to continue to develop the education sector.

The governor, who promised that his administration would make available affordable homes for the head teachers of primary schools, reiterated the decision of his administration to ensure that the appointment of Head Teacher-General is made permanent.

disclosed that a bill that would institutionalize the title of Head Teacher-General in the state is underway.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the association, Balogun Olatunji, while commending the governor for the prompt payment of salaries and the rehabilitation of school buildings across the state, said the association is solidly behind the aspiration of the governor for a second term in office.

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