Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo, has reiterated that the Dapo Abiodun-led administration remains committed to running free qualitative education programme in all its primary and secondary schools. Oluomo made the remark while reacting to the submission of his deputy, Oludare Kadiri, who reported that some parents of pupils in parts of his Constituency complained of alleged collection of levies from school pupils.
The Speaker clarified that even though, the free education programme subsists, it did not prevent the Parents -Teacher Associations (PTAs), from carrying out certain projects, noting that whatever fees charged by the PTA, subject to approval by the State’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, should not stop any pupil from enjoying free education in the State.
According to him, no school principal or official should on account of such fee, send children away from attending classes, as the State was committed to running free education at the primary and secondary levels.
Hon. Kadiri later laid two petitions on behalf of Ifelodun Youth vanguards consisting of communities in Oru- Awa- Ilaporu and another from a former lawmaker, Hon. Ismail Sansa.
In another development, Speaker Oluomo has extended invitation to stakeholders in the sports and allied sectors, for a public hearing on two Bills, including the State Sports Trust Funds and State Sports Commission Laws, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 10:00 am at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
According to the Speaker, the forum was meant to harness inputs and contributions of all relevant stakeholders with a view to having all-encompassing Bills, to allow for the development of sporting activities, infrastructure and equipment, with the involvement of major players in the private sector.
Head, Information Unit, OGHA