Dep Gov Solicits Stakeholders’ Support For Education

April 14, 2012

L-R: The Chairman, Visitation Panel Prof. Richard Anao; Deputy Governor Of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmi Olayinka; Commissioner For Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Eniola Ajayi; The Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Mrs Taiwo Akande and Commissioner For Information And Civic Orientation, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, In a Group Photograph During The Federal Polytechnic Panel Visitation To The Deputy Governor In Ado-Ekiti.

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka has called on parents, teachers and other stake holders in the education sector to partner with the government in its efforts to redeem the dwindling fortune of education in the country.
Receiving the 7-Man Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to look into the operatives and activities of Polytechnics in the country in her office in Ado, Mrs Olayinka stressed the need for all stakeholders, particularly teachers and parents to re-unite and speak with one voice on children education.
She said the Dr Kayode Fayemi-led administration considers every Federal Government institution set up in the state as its baby because of its belief that these organizations are established in the state to enhance development and bring federal presence nearer to the grassroots, adding that the state government has a very good relationship with the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti.
According to the Deputy Governor, “Education is a legacy that the state is working hard to sustain and promote. Laptop computers recently distributed to all teachers and students of secondary schools in the state is a testimony to the seriousness of this administration in exposing them to global trends which would develop and make them compete fairly and be at par with their colleagues anywhere in the world”.
The Panel Chairman, Prof. Richard Anao said the Panel was not a probing one but was set up by the Federal Government to look into the operatives and activities of the 21 Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in the country between 2004-2011.
He disclosed that the Panel is part of Federal Government’s transformation agenda to revamp the education sector and make sure that products of Nigeria educational institutions meet world class standard and are able to raise their heads high wherever they find themselves.
Prof. Anao who attested to the fact that Ekiti State produced the highest number of professors in the country gave kudos to Dr. Kayode Fayemi for the good jobs he is doing since assuming office, particularly in the education sector.
Speaking earlier, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Mrs. Taiwo Akande, thanked the state government for it cooperation and assistance for the institution, particularly for the luxurious bus that was recently given to the Polytechnic and for the renovation of the federal government road leading to the school, among others.

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