The Ogun State House of Assembly has expressed its readiness to partner with the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology at ensuring the successful implementation of its Junior Achievement Programmes (JAP) aimed at improving on teaching and learning processes in schools across the State.
The programme, a public-private initiative was designed to enhance the overall performance of students in the State.
Members of the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology led by Hon. Victor Fasanya gave the assurance during the committee’s visit to the Ministry to assess its 2017 budget performance at Oke-mosan, Abeokuta.
He said the State Legislature parades seasoned administrators and professionals who had garnered varied experiences and skills in teaching and other vocations who could support the programme to achieve its desired results.
Fasanya accompanied by other members of the Committee including Israel Jolaoso, Ganiyu Oyedeji, Viwanu Ojo and Oyenuga Olufowobi, promised that the Assembly was committed to partnering with the Ministry for improved approach in imparting knowledge in students of public schools so as to favourably compete with their counterparts in any part of the globe.
The lawmakers commended the Ministry for its various initiatives at ensuring educational standard in the State, noting that the government investment in the sector was already paying-off.
Earlier in her remarks, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Modupe Mujota pointed out that with JAP in place, private partners and organisations would be deployed to public primary schools to impart technical and vocational skills, as well as leadership and entrepreneurship training in students in junior secondary schools across the State.
She added that members of the State Executive Council would kick-start the scheme with a view to inculcating in the students, leadership skills in governance, going by their experiences in the running of government agencies.