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Ogun May Declare State Of Emergency In Education Sector ― Abiodun


The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun,  on Thursday, said his administration may declare a state of emergency in the education sector.


Abiodun stated this while briefing newsmen at the Governor’s Office, after a meeting with the State  Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu and body of Permanent Secretaries.

The governor assumed duty at about 9.30am amidst cheering and jubilations from workers and later inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Police.

He was later joined by his deputy, Engr (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele and thereafter embarked on inspection to the Civil Service Commission and Ministries of Finance and Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Abiodun later held a closed-door meeting security chiefs that ran into several hours before addressing reporters.

He said his administration would look holistically into the education industry for the primary to tertiary levels.
Abiodun expressed worries over the low performance of students, despite the largest number of schools spread across the state.

“We are going to look at every programme of this government through prism of settling them. We have to focus on primary and tertiary education. We have to bring them up from scratch.
“We have the largest number of schools in the state. However, the performances of our students are on the decline. We may be declaring emergency in the education sector,” he said.

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