The Ogun State Government says it has embarked on “radical decongestion” of public schools.
It also said 511 public secondary schools would be converted to model colleges in the state.
The government said it had begun the initiative with 42 flagship schools as model colleges, serving as the first phase with a view to raising the standard of education and encouraging talented pupils in public schools in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology in Ogun State, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, said this at a media chat held in Abeokuta on the government’s scorecards in the education sector.
He explained that there is 120 per cent increase in running costs for public primary and secondary schools in the state.
Arigbabu said the government had rehabilitated over 956 schools; abolished all forms of levies in public schools; approved N200 million as an Education Trust Fund for the development of Infrastructure in state-owned tertiary institutions among others.
He said “We have compiled a list of all schools that need intervention. We have renovated 960 schools and we have supplied over 2,500 tables and chairs to reduce and cushion the effects of shortage of furniture in our schools.’’
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