Individuals, groups and corporate entities have been commended for their contributions towards the development of education sector in Ogun State.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, gave the commendation at the commissioning of a Science Laboratory, donated by the family of Akinyemi Afonja at Obalaju High School, Joga Orile, Yewa North Local Government Area,
Mujota noted that despite the huge financial resources committed to the sector by the present administration, there was still more to be done, which necessitated government frequent calls for assistance from individuals and corporate bodies.
Represented by the Director of Education, Secondary Education, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, the Commissioner opined that if the partnership continues, it would go a long way at lifting the standard of education in the state to an enviable height in the nation.
Mrs. Mujota said with the provision of the laboratory in the school, it would provide a more conducive environment for teaching and learning, thereby enhancing students’ performance.
‘’I am exceedingly delighted for this amazing project; no doubt it will provide the students and teachers a more conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning. Invariably, it will boost the academic performance of the students,’’ she said.
The Commissioner advised beneficiaries of the project to make good use of the building as well as the equipment so as to encourage public spirited individuals to do more.
In a goodwill message, a representative of the donor, Dr. Oye Afonja, explained that the contribution was necessitated by the desire of the family at ensuring that students do not only engage on theoretical aspect of learning, but also the practical, promising that the family would not relent in contributing to the well-being of the people of Joga community.
In her welcome address, the principal of the school, Mrs. Modupe Aboaba, appreciated the State government and the donor for their contributions to the school, saying the laboratory was an answered prayer since the destruction of the former by storm some years back, pleading with the State government to post more teachers especially on core subjects to boost the teaching staff of the school.