Ogun set to conduct local council election
Conducts screening exams into public boarding schools
Ogun State government has said it was putting machineries in motion to constitute an electoral board for the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) that would conduct the much-awaited local council election in the state.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, in a statement, said the recent appointment of a new Permanent Secretary into the OGSIEC was an indication that the state had started preparations towards conducting the election. Afuape added that OGSIEC would need to spend a minimum of two months to prepare for the election.
MEANWHILE, the state government said over 20,000 students had written the screening examination into its 33 public schools with boarding facilities for the 2020/2021 academic session.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, who disclosed this at the weekend during the monitoring of some of the examination centres with top officials of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, said that only students that performed well would be admitted while the rest would be catered for in schools without boarding facilities.
Soyombo, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye and some directors, advised the parents to support government’s effort by encouraging their children to face their studies and be good ambassadors of the state.
“Quality service delivery is the watchword of the present administration,” she said.
The Special Adviser appreciated the governor for making education priority and ensuring resources needed to make learning conducive are being put in place.
She also commended the school administrators for not relenting in their effort to deliver quality service. Ogunleye, in her remarks, urged students to ensure the first week of resumption is used to close the academic gap caused by COVID-19, as all administrators are ready to resume teaching activities. She also urged teachers, parents and students to ensure that government’s plan becomes a success.
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