Mustapha Muhammad Tukur
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has been awarded 2020 best Governor on education in Nigeria by the National Parent-Teacher Association, for his landmark achievements in the education sector.
Presenting the Award to the Governor in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the President of the Association, Chief Adeola Ogunbanjo, acknowledged the innovative ideas brought to bear in the sector while highlighting, free education, stoppage of education levies, offering of automatic employment to best graduating students in higher Institutions, renovation of schools and increase in students enrollment, as some of the factors that led to the award.
Responding, Governor Abiodun said his administration would focus on technical and vocational education as a means of taking the youth out of unemployment market.
Prince Abiodun who described technical and vocational training as one of the ways of engaging the youth positively, noted that his administration has revitalised some of the technical colleges to train artisans and also set up a TechHUB facility to enable youths leverage on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Governor said the ongoing rehabilitation of primary Schools across the State was to provide the right environment for teaching and learning, assuring that the gesture would be extended to secondary schools and technical colleges.
Prince Abiodun also informed that government was working towards a uniform curriculum, while fibre optics cable was currently being laid to educational Institutions, to enable students have access to Internet service and allow for e-learning.
He called the Association to partner the State by offering useful advise that would help to further reposition the sector.