A renewed call has been made for increased public/private partnership investments in the education in sector with a view to making qualitative education accessible to the young ones
The Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engineer Noimot Salako-Oyedele made the call on Wednesday while receiving on behalf of government, a block of four classrooms built by the Build-a-School Initiative in Africa (BASIA) donated to the Obafemi Owode local government Nursery and Primary school, Pakuro.
At the handing over ceremony which took place in her office,the Deputy Governor lauded BASIA for collaborating with the government in making education attractive and convenient for school children.,adding that the number of out- of-school children in the society will reduce drastically if stakeholders join hands with the government in providing infrastructure in schools.
Enginer Salako-Oyedele pointed out that one of the major ways to make education worthwhile for school children is to put in place basic amenities in schools,noting that the current administration is committed to making education a strong pillar of development.
In their remarks,,the commissioner for education, science and technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu and the State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB) Chairman, Dr Femi Majekodunmi,represented by the board Secretary, Mr Wasiu Kuye described BASIA as a partner in progress which is keying into the Adopt-a-School initiative of the government towards repositioning the education sector,through infrastructural provisions,saying government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of meeting the education needs.
In an address, the BASIA President, Dr Victor Ukorebi identified infrastructure deficit as a major challenge hindering the development of education in Africa, explaining that supporting governments’ efforts in giving education a boost on the continent remains the priority of the Initiative.
In a welcome address, the Headteachers of the Obafemi Owode local government Nursery and Primary school, Pakuro, Mrs Motunrayo Azeez expressed gratitude to BASIA and the government for facilitating the block of classroomss for the school, promising to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring the maintenance of the facility.#
OGUN DEPUTY GOVERNOR CALLS FOR MORE PPP IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR Thank You