Ogun Lawmakers Task Education Ministry on Improved Supervision of Schools
Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has been charged to redouble their effort at ensuring effective assessment and supervision of public schools by the Zonal Education Officers across the State.
Members, Committee on Education, Science and Technology, led by the Chairman, Mr Ademuyiwa Adeyemi gave the charge during the ongoing second quarter budget performance assessment of Ministries, Departments and Agencies at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The lawmakers explained that it had become necessary for the Zonal Officers, especially those at the rural areas, to always provide accurate and information about all schools under their jurisdiction, towards addressing the needs of the various schools.
Responding, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, noted that the ministry had just launched the State Education Revitalization Agenda, OGSERA, an online database platform that provides details of all pupils in both government primary and secondary schools.
The Commissioner explained that the new entrants and students seeking transfer into government owned primary and secondary schools would be issued new identification number, which would equally checkmate illegal registration of students.
In another development, the lawmakers challenged the management team of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to always ensure strict adherence to accounting procedures, thereby achieving proper classification of revenue and expenditures of its budget report.
The lawmakers also appraised the budget performance report of Ministry of Justice, State High Court, High Court of Justice, Judicial Service Commission, Customary Court of Appeal, Teaching Service Commission.
Others are Gateway Industrial and Petro-Gas Institute, Oni, Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade, Sikiru Kayode Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, Omu, Ijebu and the State College of Health Technology, Ilese among others.