Principals in Ogun State public secondary schools have been admonished to provide necessary platform where educational enrichment programmes will be promoted in their various schools.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Modupe Mujota gave the admonition while playing host to the Executive Members of the Nigerian Girls Guide Association, Ogun State branch in her office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mujota noted that embracing voluntary organisations like Boys Scout, Girls Guides, Man-O’War and Sheriff Guards as well as extracurricular activities like sports and quiz competitions where social and interactive aspects of education are covered, would complement efforts of school authorities at nurturing the students for future leadership roles.
She encouraged the Association to review their activities and adopt modern technologies in order to attract more members.
“Your curriculum content and its enrichment should be relevant to the present day peculiarities. Young girls are facing different challenges that require new solutions that are dynamic. You need to move with the time so that interest of the children will not wane”, she said.
Earlier, in his address, Director of Education, (Special Duties), Mr. Israel Olojede, explained that the aim of the Association was to instill hard work, discipline and integrity into girls to mold them into focused women and leaders in the future.
In her remarks, the National Commissioner for Education Programme, Mrs Rhoda Thomas, said Girls Guide was vested with the responsibility of training girls and young women, adding that the association was planning to have members in all the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the State.
Meanwhile, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Modupe Mujota has again advised members of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Ogun State Chapter to complement the State Government’s efforts at improving the lots of the citizens by paying all levies and dues promptly.
Addressing members of NAPPS in her office, Mujota said the provision of good road networks being undertaken by the state government requires the cooperation of all and sundry, hence the need for all stakeholders to partner government by performing their civic and social responsibilities.
She stated further that NAPPS was a major stakeholder in the Ogun projects, charging them to do the needful by providing conducive learning environment for the students.
Responding, the State Acting President of NAPPS, Mr Adesanya Oduola, said the association was facing some challenges which included multiple taxation and levies, armed personnel visiting schools and harmonisation of land use and amenities charges among others, pleading with government to look into the issues with a view to assisting them.
Kayode Oduyebo & Kemi Faleti
Press Officers, MOES&T