By Bukola Olamona
Stakeholders in the education sector must start to think of how to cope with post COVID-19 to be able to compete favourably with their counterparts in the western world.
Making this assertion was the Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Femi Agagu during a stakeholders meeting to review activities of the Ministry .
Agagu said they must all concentrate on new ideas to move the sector forward not only during COVID-19 but thereafter.
“We must start to think of how to be able to cater for all classes, must be able to package the curriculum programme from primary one to Senior Secondary School three.”
He said education is too important to be handled like palliative, hence the need not to take it with levity.
Earlier the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Rev Akin Asaniyan said they should not because of the e-learning programme think that all is well, adding that there are lot of gaps that they need to do research and fill.
He posited that all stakeholders must work together during this period to be able to achieve success.
“We need to share ideas,we must come together and work to achieve success”.
He said in the past, Southwest used to be respected in the area of education which they must returned to.
Earlier, the Director of the Firm in charge of the e- learning platform of the ministry, Mr Lawrence Ehindero disclosed that 60 percent of students are visiting the e-learning site .
Also the chairman of Parent Teacher Association, Ondo state, (PTA), Chief Abimbola Omoloja thanked the government for assisting the pupils and students in the state.
According to him” invariably we are the one benefitting from the e- learning,the programme, on radio,television and online is going systematically”.
He also assured that the PTA will continue to do what is right in the area of finance so as to be able to continue the program.