Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Our Focus Is To Improve The Quality Of Education In Ekiti – Fayemi

August 5, 2012

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; signing the visitor's register, shortly after the flag-off ceremony of School furniture (Desk and Chairs), Academic Gowns and Tree Planting, initiated by the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in Ado-Ekiti .

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that all efforts and resources being expended on the education sector in the State are not trivialities but deliberate steps aimed at improving the quality  of education  and repositioning the State as the fountain of knowledge.

The Governor stated this  in Ijero Ekiti while inspecting a hostel accommodation being built at Doherty Memorial College, Ijero by a former Executive Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Biodun Arokodare who is an alumnus of the school.

While commending the gesture of Mr Arokodare, Dr. Fayemi said the revamping of the education sector should not be left to government alone  as a collective effort from both government and individuals and organisations would bring again the state education sector to the lead.

He disclosed that a new initiative, Adopt a School programme, which would enable individuals and organisation choose a school that they would like to assist would soon commence as the State Education Trust Fund department is planning a fundraising event as a platform for the initiative.

The Governor who stated that the exclusion of schools such as Christ’s school, Ekitiparapo High School and Doherty College in the first phase of Operation Renovate All Schools (ORASE) was not unconnected to the fact that they have considerable assiatnce from their alumni while many other schools which made the first list do not have ready help.

Fayemi expressed optimism that the quality of education will improve when there is conducive learning and accommodation facility for the students, especially as the state is blessed with quality teachers.

Also speaking during the inspection tour, the caretaker Chairman of Ijero local government, Mr Biodun Omoleye said his administration at the council has been working to improve the condition of schools in the local government even as he added that no fewer than ten primary schools which are in a state of dilapidation have been set aside for intervention from the local government.

He added that his administration has not limited its efforts to the education sector but also to youth empowerment as skills acquisition training is on-going for youths drawn from different towns across the local government.

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