By Kehinde Oluwatayo
Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Pastor Femi Agagu has said that the intention of the administration in the state is to leave a legacy in the education sector.
The commissioner stated this while receiving the Chairman of the Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Victor Olabimtan and other management staff of the board in his office in Akure.
Agagu said the present administration has remained committed to improving the standard and quality of education through provision of infrastructural facilities, qualified personnel, reading materials and effective monitoring of schools among others.
He expressed the readiness of the ministry to work with all affiliate boards and agencies to harness available potentials, in tandem with the policy of the government towards achieving the best for the people of the state.
The commissioner explained that the various programmes and policies of the state government were targeted towards enthroning a functional and dependable education system where the students can compete favourably with their counterparts in other parts of the world.
Agagu emphasized that the decision of the Chairman of SUBEB to carry along the ministry in all the dealings of the board was a welcome development, describing him as go-getter who knows what he wants and how to get it.
Olabimtan said he was in the ministry to acknowledge that SUBEB is an agency under the ministry and to intimate the commissioner of his readiness to work harmoniously with him and his entire team.
He commended the commissioner for all he has been doing to improve the standard and quality of education in the state, assuring that public secondary schools would witness rapid infrastructural development now that SUBEB was ready to work with the ministry.
Olabimtan maintained that since the mandate of SUBEB covers junior secondary education, JSS 1-3, many of the structures would be captured in next projects of the board.