Ogun State Government has said it will not renege in its efforts at upgrading school facilities in order to make learning environment more conducive for students and teachers.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Segun Odubela gave the promise at a formal presentation of prizes won by Iganmode Grammar School (Senior) Ota in the Ado/Odo Local Government Area to the state government at the just – concluded 2013 Annual Cowbell National Mathematics competition for all secondary Schools in Nigeria.
Odubela said the present administration in the state has placed priority on education and is doing everything possible to ensure that its free qualitative and affordable education policy in the state remains unwavering.
“It is a clear fact that our free qualitative and affordable education policy in the state has been yielding positive results and I’m assuring you that it will continue to yield more. Part of the results is what we are seeing today, for the very first time in the history of Cowbell National Mathematics competition in Nigeria Public Schools, students of Iganmode grammar School (SNR) Ota won the overall best prize for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013”, he said.
He added that the outstanding performances could be attributed to Government’s provision of conducive learning environment, continuous capacity building workshop for students and teachers, engagement of competent and qualified teachers, provision of free textbooks and instructional materials to students among others.
Earlier in his remarks, the principal, Iganmode Grammar School, Mr. Obalalenge attributed the outstanding performances to the student’s dedication to their studies, teacher’s commitment to duty, effective leadership and conducive learning environment created by the state government.