Ogun Begins Distribution Of School Bags To Learners


The Ogun State Government has commenced the distribution of school bags to learners across the State, with the notion to improve the educational pursuit of the younger ones.

Speaking at Remo Secondary School, Sagamu during a symbolic presentation of the bags, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun reaffirmed his administration’s commitment towards prioritising education, restoring standards, and improving the quality of life of children in the State.

Prince Abiodun who made a similar presentation to learners in Abeokuta and Yewa at Lisabi Grammar School and those at Remo and Ijebu schools axis at Remo Secondary School, said beneficiaries were picked based on their performances in their respective schools.

The Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu stated that ‘’the bags will help to protect learners’ books and other learning materials from getting destroyed and also bring succour to their parents. I want to assure all our learners that this is a continuous gesture, as we continue to prioritise education and your well-being’’.

The Commissioner, according to his Press Officer, Mrs. Damilola Omoniyi, noted that the present administration had done a lot to transform the sector through the ‘’Yellow roof’’ school revolution, distribution of furniture, rewarding academic excellence, and employment of OGUN TEACH interns, among others.

In their separate remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Olaseni Ogunleye and the Board Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr. Olalekan Kuye said ‘’the Governor is a lover of education’’, who has continued to encourage learners at all levels in their academics.

Appreciating the State government on behalf of other Principals, the immediate past president of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Dr. (Mrs.) Olubunmi Womiloju and the Principal, Abeokuta Grammar School, Mr. Dare Sorinola commended the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration for its giant strides in improving education standard, through the provision of free and qualitative education for the learners and the numerous initiatives to better the lot of the sector in the State.

Some benefitting learners, Adediran Samuel of Baptist Boys High School, Saje, Akinola Aminat from Nawar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Isabo, Abbah Queen of Ijagba Community High School and Odusanya Israel from Ositelu Memorial College lauded the gesture, promising to face their education and make the State proud.


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