Ogun seeks parents’ support on education
The Director of Special Education in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Elijah Akinyemi made the call in an interview while monitoring the resumption of schools for 2015/2016 academic session in Obafemi-Owode, Ikenne, Odogbolu and Sagamu local council areas of the state.
He said government would not shy away from its responsibilities, saying that parents could partner with government by providing equipment such as chairs and desks to complement those provided by government.
“We have a little problem in the area of furniture. Parents and guardians can provide this for their children and wards. This will go a long way in assisting the children to settle down for serious academic work,” Akinyemi stated.
Akinyemi also appealed to old student associations to assist their alma mater by rehabilitating dilapidated structures in a bid to providing a more conducive environment for teaching and learning.
The director charged teachers as mind moulders to discharge their duties effectively and urged students to be serious with their studies in order to attain greater height in life.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Principal of Orile Igbore Grammar School, Ajura, Solomon Olu Oke, attributed the low turnout of students in his school to the rumoured extension of the holiday, saying that more students were expected as the week progresses.
The Principal of Odogbolu Comprehensive High School (Senior), Mrs Olubukola Adekanbi, said academic work had started in earnest, while Mrs. Feyisola Ogunleye of Ositelu Memorial College (Junior), Ogere-Remo said a welcome test had been conducted to put students in the right frame of mind for a serious academic work ahead.
The team also visited Kobape High School, Christ Apostolic Grammar School, Iperu, Mayflower School, Ikenne and Methodist High School Sagamu.