Ondo to establish entrepreneurial clubs in schools– Commissioner

By Saheed Ibrahim

Plans are in top gear to begin entrepreneurial clubs across schools in Ondo State.

The clubs will promote entrepreneurial skills among students for them to be self-reliant.

The Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Mr Olaolu Akindolire, made the disclosure while monitoring school resumption across the state for the third term of the 2023-2024 academic session.

He revealed that his Ministry will collaborate with the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Entrepreneurship to set up entrepreneurial clubs among the students.

Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olaolu Akindolire in handshake with the Principal of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Mr Ogunleye Okeowo

He added that the program attracts no financial implications from the students other than their commitment.

He charged school heads in the state to also develop entrepreneurial skills among their students for them to be job creators rather than seekers.

Regarding the resumption for the new term, the commissioner expressed satisfaction with the neatness of the schools and student enrollment.

Akindolire also charged school administrators to be committed to service and show good examples to the students.

The monitoring exercise, which is a tradition of the ministry to ensure schools across the state resume for academic activities as they should, was done across the 18 local government areas of the state.

The monitoring team in Akure, headed by the commissioner, visited schools in the state capital, which include St. Louis Grammar School, Oyemekun Grammar School, and Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School.

At St. Louis, over three thousand students resumed on the first day, according to the Principal.

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The school environment was neat as students were seated in their respective classrooms and a principal test was conducted.

At Oyemekun Grammar School, over three thousand students also resumed on the first day, and the environment was taken care of with a principal test conducted.

The Principal, Mr Ogunleye Okeowo, dressed in the school uniform, was commended by the Commissioner for his appearance.

Ogunleye said the school had prepared, and a meeting was done with staff on Friday. He added that the test ends on Tuesday and teaching commences fully on Wednesday.

He advised the teachers and the students to be committed and well-behaved to ensure a seamless academic term, stating that the government alone cannot handle schools.

At Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School, the situation was similar to other schools visited.


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