More than 10,000 youths and women have been selected to be trained adequately on literacy and skill development to improve their standard of living.
The Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs Ronke Soyombo made this known during the submission of final reports on Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Teachers’ Survey and Activities in Non-formal Skills sector, at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Soyombo while appreciating the Consultants on Skill Development for their doggedness, excellent performance and professional display, said the report they would lead the State into the right direction. She promised that the State government would think outside the box to implement the recommendations.
“I want us to look critically into the reports, use it to improve the standard of what we have been having, this will automatically improve the standard in all our schools from the primary to the tertiary institutions, including the Agency for Mass Education,” she said.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Abosede Ogunleye commended the consultants for their diligence and for the recommendations that are capable of getting the best for the State when it comes to standard, promising to effect its implementation after critical analysis.
While commenting, the Project Coordinator, Ogun State Transformation Economic Projects (OGSTEP), Engr Oluwatosin Jokosenumi applauded the consulting firms for a job well done and the World Bank for aligning with the vision of the government to improve the lives and standard of the people of the State.
In her remarks, the Project Manager for World Bank in the State, Miss Olaitan Oduwaiye pointed out that submission of the reports was just the first level to accomplish the project, adding that they would not rest in their oars to ensure that the implementation would be properly done and delivered during the time frame given to them.
Contributing, the representatives of the consultant firms, Hanovia Limited and BDO Consulting Management, Mr Gbenga Adedayo and Dr Joseph Olagbaju, respectively, who thanked the present administration in the State for prioritising education and level of support received which has made the assignment successful, said Ogun State could become the best in STEM-related activities and the non-formal sector, if the recommendations were given proper implementation.