By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Stakeholders have been charged to continue to work for the growth and development of the education sector in Ondo State.
Chairman, Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Kolawole Ologede, gave the charge while playing host to Executive Members of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS), Ondo State chapter at the Assembly in Akure.
While describing the association as a critical factor in education development as the bedrock of any society, Mr Ologede assured better time for the sector.
He congratulated the association and the people of the state in general for the remarkable feat achieved during the National competition held at Asaba in Delta State, where a student and a product of Public Secondary School in the State, Damilola Akadiri, emerged as the best Essay writer, attributing it to the commitment of Akeredolu’s Administration to the upliftment of education.
“I want to assure you that this Tenth Assembly will work hard and ensure all our public schools in the State are given a facelift.”
Earlier, the President of ANCOPPS in the State, Mr Adebayo Ajimuda, appreciated the state lawmakers for enacting enabling laws for the benefit of citizens and sought their support to domesticate the new retirement age of Teachers in the State as being implemented in other states.
He also appealed to the Assembly to work hand in glove with the Executive Arm of Government to employ more teachers and staff in the public schools across the state.
“We want to make a passionate appeal for the employment of more teachers, laboratory attendants and security guards as well as fixing infrastructural deficit in schools across the state.
“It is hoped that with the involvement of stakeholders and drastic measures towards rejuvenating the education system in the state, the dream of attaining greater heights is achievable”, he said.