From ‘Yanju Uwala
The Ogun State Government has annouced that all primary, secondary schools and technical colleges in Ogun State are to resume on Monday, September 13, 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic session.
Making this known on Thursday (yesterday), the State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu enjoined parents, guardians and all school administrators to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols as the students resume.
Also announced by the state Ministry of Education was the release of the 2021/2022 screening examination results into the 42 flagship schools.
In a release signed by Prof. Arigbabu enjoined candidates that sat for the examination to visit the Ministry website at ogmoest.ogunstate.gov.ng to check their scores and follow other processes of admission.
Meanwhile, at a meeting with school principals in his office yesterday, the commissioner for education jubilantly announced that the resilient move of the state government to tackle overcrowding in public school classrooms has begun to yield positive results.
Prof. Arigbabu noted that the screening examinations into the 42 flagship schools and placement of students into other schools has helped tremendously to achieve this objective.
According him, the decongestion would further boost academic performance of students.
He said “the present government has been able to tackle overcrowding issues in public schools, through screening examinations into the 42 flagship schools and placement of students into other schools. I believe this will go a long way to aid teaching and learning activities”.
The Commissioner urged the principals to make adequate preparation in their various schools for the 2021/2022 academic session resumption, charging them to set good examples in terms of good morals and excellent academic performance for others to emulate.
“We have brainstormed with the principals and a lot has been discussed. They are now determined to go to work and do what is expected of them. The meeting will no doubt yield positive results and part of it is an overcrowding defect in classes, which the government has tackled”, he explained.
While responding, Mrs. Adeotan Abioye, Mr. Abeko Omotayo, Mrs. Adeogun Omotayo, and Mr. Odukoya Olusegun, the Principals of Methodist High School, Arigbajo, Ifo, Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode, Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, and Remo Secondary School, Remo respectively appreciated the government for taking steps in the right direction to tackle the problem of overcrowding, saying that the move would help immensely in developing schools and improving standard of education across the State.