Stakeholders Want Ogun Government to Support Schools with Safety Equipment

Key players in the education sector of Ogun State have urged the government to provide schools with incentives and safety items ahead of the planned resumption of academic activities.

They made the submission at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. 

Addressing the participants, the NLC Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole said the meeting was part of the Union’s effort to add value to the society, especially in the education sector.

In separate remarks, a representative of teachers, Mr Oyelere Samson and a private school owner, Dr Olumide Lawrence highlighted schools decontamination, provision of necessary infrastructure and recruitment of more teachers as necessary measures that must be put in place by the relevant authorities. 

The participants also advocated the need for government to use terminal classes as test run for the proposed WASSCE examination and the suspension of taxes and other levies for private schools.

Other contributors called for the adoption of e-platforms as an essential tool to strengthen the education sector.

Olusegun Folarin

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