Education Sector In Ogun Gets A Boost With Audio And Video Learning Aid

Gov. Amosun
Ogun State
Government has charged parents and guardians to ensure that their children and
wards prepare adequately as another season of external examinations approach.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and
Technology, Mrs Modupe Mujota gave the charge at the commissioning of
Multi-choice Resource Centre at Agunbiade Victory High School, Magbon,
Abeokuta.

She said
though education was free in Ogun State, it must be impressed upon the children
to excel in the examinations to extract maximum value for investing in the
sector.
According to the Commissioner, ‘’though we run a free education
policy, it places more responsibility on our taxpaying shoulders to extract
maximum value from our investment. It must be impressed upon our children to
study hard and excel in these examinations’’.
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She said it
was imperative for stakeholders in the sector to continue to work together to
reverse the current drop in the performance of students in the West African
Senior School Examination (WASSCE) and the National Examination Council (NECO).
Mrs Mujota acknowledged the support of individuals and
corporate bodies in identifying with Government
s commitment towards the provision of
affordable and qualitative education in the State.
The Education Commissioner appreciated Multi-choice
for providing Resource Centres for 22 public secondary schools in the State,
saying that the gesture was an endorsement of youth-oriented initiatives in
education.
While calling on the management and students of
Agunbiade Victory High School, Magbon and other schools provided with similar
facilities to use the equipment to upgrade their academic performance in both
internal and external examinations, Mrs Mujota urged them to maintain and make
effective use of the equipment, warning that her Ministry would not take kindly
with any school that carelessly handle any material or facility in public
schools.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Multi-choice,
Mr John Ugbe, represented by Public Relations Manager, GOTV, Ms Efe Obiomah,
said the Multi-choice Resource Centre initiative that started ten years ago was
aimed at using audio and video technology to impact knowledge into students to
raise the standard of education through sight and sound.
She said the
centre provided with a Television set, DSTV dish, PVR decoder, Generating set
and other accessories have been replicated in 22 public secondary schools
across the State.
In his remarks, the Principal of the school, Mr
Olamiji Bashir Sowunmi, thanked the company for choosing the school for the
project, pledging that the facilities at the centre would be adequately
maintained.

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