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TEACHER-STUDENTS’ RATIO: SPECIAL ADVISER CANVASSES LAWMAKERS’ SUPPORT

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The Special Adviser to Ogun State Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs.  Ronke Soyombo, has canvassed for lawmakers’ support for the smooth redistribution of teachers, to achieve appreciable teacher to students’ ratio, stating that the State’s Teaching Service Commission would reel out guidelines for the adoption of more community-based schools, with a view to ensuring conformity with quality of infrastructure.

Mrs. Soyombo stated this while presenting the achievements of the Commission before members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, led by Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa in Abeokuta.

She noted that about 500 new community school teachers had been absorbed, while 109 Principals and eight Zonal Secretaries were inducted within the period under review.

On activities of the State Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB) Mrs. Soyombo said approval had been granted for the recruitment of 1,500 of teachers to ameliorate the existing vacancies in the public primary schools in the State, which was at the final stage, adding that a total of 952 UBEC/SUBEB projects were ongoing in all public primary and junior secondary schools across the State.

Similarly, the Acting Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, said that the Polytechnic had continued to provide qualitative education during the pandemic through e-learning, adding that the management was making efforts to adjust towards overcoming the challenges of Covid-19, to meet the educational demand of the students.

Jamiu Lawal,

Head, Information Unit, OGHA

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